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OUR THOMPSON FAMILY 

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In Maine, New Hampshire 
and the West 



BY 

REV. CHARLES N. SINNETT 



CONCORD, N. H. 

RuMFORD Printing Co. 

1907 



Gill 
Author 






OUR THOMPSONS IN MAINE, NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE AND THE WEST. 



PREFACE. 



This is the story of a sturdy, honest, witty, patriotic and 
talented family. It is like that of many others of the name 
who have starred the history of Great Britain and America 
with noble achievements along- many lines. And hosts of 
other Thompsons, as sturdy and gifted as these, have 
devoted their time and talents to the possession of lands — 
of which they have taken the best of care. Hence this book 
is largely the story of family migrations to the shaggy 
forests of JMaine, to the fair fields of the West, and the 
sunny slopes of the Pacific, that broad acres might be 
theirs. It is a magnificent record that, though the author 
of this book has carefully studied the history of many of 
these acquisitions, he has found no slightest trace of any 
Thompson using unfair means in his quest. And at his 
country's call these precious acres and the homes upon 
them have always been left behind. When James Thomp- 
son moved to New Meadows, near Brunswick, Me., he made 
that whole region glow with patriotism when the news of 
the battle of Bunker Hill reached him in the field by the 
river. This is the story of all neighborhoods where these 
Thompsons have lived. Not till the last note of war had 
died away did they go back to the fields and forests which 
had such a charm for them. Find any Thompson who is 
a brilliant scholar, successful in the law, or along any line 
of Avork, and he is holding firmly to some island, or plot of 
"God's green earth." Let his country need him tomor- 
row and in the gray dawn his steps will ring down the 
pathway of duty. An old Thompson coat-of-arms lies 



4 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

before me. It shows that through long generations the 
family has been what it is today. 

This book holds much about the noble Thompson women 
and of those who wisely chose Thompsons for husbands. 
Read the chapter on the descendants of Lieut. Hugh Mul- 
loy and his wife and you have a picture of what these 
women have ever been, and what a precious heritage they 
gave^ to all the generations after them ; and where a Thomp- 
son woman has not chosen to marry, the neighborhood 
where she has dwelt has arisen to call her blessed because 
of her unfailing charity. The brilliant career of Emma 
Eames is sketched as showing the talents of this race from 
which she sprang. 

The author of this book has carefully examined every 
Thompson record and legend and has given the story of 
the ancestry as clearly as he could. He is still searching 
in Great Britain for more light on this matter. The results 
will be given in due time. He has gathered many other 
Thompson records, 'which may be printed later on. 

This book, on which so much time has been spent in the 
last eight years, is now published with many grateful 
thanks to the hosts of friends who have helped upon its 
pages. 

Of that which has ever piloted the family Alonzo Thomp- 
son of Denver, Col., has well written : 

"The guidance of Hope is a star on our way, 
A beacon of light which points to the day 
Whose curtain ne'er falls in the gloom of the night, 
We follow it still, and the pathway is Right!" 

Edmore, N. D., November 22, 1906. 

CHARLES N. SLNNETT. 



CHAPTER I. 

The Thompson Ancestry. 

After reading with the greatest care every story of the 
Thompson ancestry which has been handed down among the 
descendants, and searching many other papers along these 
historical lines, we give, by the author's kind permission, 
the summary of Eev. Dr. E. 8. Stackpole in his "Old Kit- 
tery, Me., and Her Families." He carefully searched all 
old documents which could throw any light on this matter. 

There is a tradition that Eobert Thompson was the emi- 
grant ancestor of the Thompsons of Durham, N. II. He 
may have been the one who witnessed a deed in 1652. 
Thompson's Point, just south of the Coeheco River, was so 
called as early as 16-44, and probably in 1635. Thompson's 
Point House was taxed in Dover, N. IL, in 1648. The name 
of the owner is not given. Perhaps he was deceased. 

(1) William Thompson appears in the records soon after this. 
Mr. John Scales of Dover. N. H., says he came from Eng- 
land in 1633. He received a grant of land in Dover, N. H., 
in 1G56. This was laid out, March 17, 16.58/'59 "beyond 
Coeheco Logg Swamp." Nov. 8, 1715, John Thompson, Sr., 
of Dover, conveyed to John Tuttle fifty acres of land which 
"were granted to my father, William Thompson, by the 
town of Dover." It lay beyond Coeheco Log Swamp, 
■"bounded on the south by Bellamy Bank River." There is 
no evidence that William Thompson ever lived on this 
grant. On Oct. 15, 1G56, a grant made to John White in 
1651, was assigned to William Thompson. It was in Kit- 
tery, a short way below Sturgeon Creek. Several indica- 
tions suggest that he had married the daughter of John 
White. In 1C59 William Thompson was presented at York 
Court "for rebellion against his father and mother-in-law." 
He bound himself to the court in a bond of £20 "that hee 
will be of good behavior towards all men, especially 
towards his father and mother." (State copy of Court 



6 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Records, Vol. I, page 331.) William Thompson died in 167G, 
and his estate was appraised, June 22 of that year, at £52 
and ISs. He left twenty-three acres of land, a house and 
orchard in Kittery, Me., and fifty acres in Dover, N. H., 
which he gave to his sons, William and Robert, and to John 
White. His wife had probably died before 1676. He left 
children, whose ages were given in 1677 as follows: 

(2) John Thompson, aged IS; m. Sarah Woodman. 

(2) William Thompson, aged 16; probably m. Mary Lovering. 

(2) Robert Thompson, aged 13; "living with Toby Hanson in 
Dover." 

(2) James Thompson, aged 11; m. Elizabeth Frye. 

(2) Alexander Thompson, aged 6; m. Anna Curtis. 

(2) Judith Thompson, aged 2. 

Rev. Dr. Stackpole's sketch of the above children is also 
given here, as it shows some items of interest. 

(2) John Thompson, the first child mentioned above, m., be- 
tween 1678 and 1680, Sarah, daughter of Capt. John Wood- 
man of Oyster River, Durham, N. H. He gave a bond in 
1684 for the proper administration of his father's estate 
and to provide for "James his lame, impotent brother." 
Mai'ch 30, 1708, John and James Thompson, "sons of 
William Thompson late of Kittery," conveyed the home- 
stead at Cold Harbor to Francis Allen. The deed was 
witnessed by Jonathan Woodman, Robert Huckins and 
Daniel Kincaid, all residents at Oyster River. John 
Thompson's will was probated July 24, 1734. Wife, 
Sarah, survived him. 

(3) John, m. Mary Davis, daughter of Ensign John Davis of 
Durham, N. H. 
(4) Sarah Thompson, m. Abraham Scales. 

(3) Jonathan, m., Jan. 23, 1717/18, Sarah Burnham of Dur- 
ham, N. H. 

(3) Robert, m. Abigail Emerson of Durham, N. H. 

(3) Sarah, m. Samuel Hill of Durham, June 12, 1718. 

(3) Hannah, m. Moses Stevens of Somersworth, N. H. 

(3) Elizabeth, m., July 6, 1727, Eleazar Clark of Wells, Me. 

(3) Mary, m. Hubbard Stevens. 
(2) William Thompson, "living with Richard Otis of Dover in 
1677," probably m., on the 4th of Sept., 1682, Mary Lov- 
ering, supposed to be the daughter of John Lovering of 
Dovei*. He lived in what is now Somersworth, N. H. 



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He liad a son, William, who sold to Samuel Alley, Aug. 
30, 1735, land that belonged to his father, William 
Thompson, deceased. This son, William, d. before Dec. 
8, 1749, when Samuel Alley conveyed twenty acres in 
Rochester, N. H., to Elizabeth, widow of William Thomp- 
son, and her children. 
(2) Alexander Thompson m. Anna Curtis, daughter of Thomas 
Curtis of York, Me. He had a grant of land in Kittery, 
Me., 1694; d. July 13. 1720. Widow, Anna, administra- 
trix of estate, Oct. 4, 1720. 
(3) Elizabeth, m. John Allen of York, Me. 

(4) Elizabeth Allen, b. Oct. 2, 1718; m. David Avery in 
1742. 
(3) Abigail Thompson, m. John Garry, or Geary; published 
Oct. 21, 1720. 
(4) Nine children recorded in York, Me. 
(3) Benjamin Thompson, b. Oct. 14, 1702; published Nov. 27, 
1726, to Hannah Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith of 
York, Me. 
(4) Benjamin Thompson, b. Sept. 7, 1727; lived in Kenne- 
bunk. Me.; m. (first). Dec. 31, 1752, Eunice Lord, 
daughter of Nathaniel Lord, Jr.; m. (second), Mary 
Foster. 
Children of first wife: 

(5) Benjamin Thomi)Son. cl. Feb.. 1839 (85y.) ; Revolu- 
tionary soldier; m. (first). Elizabeth Lord; m. 
(second), Mrs. Hannah Luques. 
(5) Alexander Thompson, b. Arundel, Me., Aug. 27, 1757; 
d. Topsham, Me., Feb. 23, 1820; moved to Tops- 
ham, Me., 1785; m., April 8, 1784, Lydia Wildes 
or Arundel, Me., b. 1764; d. April 17, 1858. (See 
full records. Chapter VII.) 
(5) Stephen Thompson, m. Lois Taylor. 
(5) James Thompson m. Anna Walker. 
(5) Eunice Thompson, m. Daniel Perkins. 
(5) Lemuel Thompson m. Susanna Haley. (See full 

records. Chapter VIII.) 
(5) Isaac Thompson, d. at sea. 
(5) Hannah Thompson, m. Abner Littlefield. 
(5) Ezra Thompson, m. May Merrill. 
Children of second wife: 

(5) Moses Thompson, unm. 

(5) May Thompson, d. young. 

(5) Lydia Thompson, m. Israel Burnham. 



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(4) Hannah Thompson, m. Jeremiah Linscot. 

(4) Alexander Thompson b. Feb. 20, 1733/'34; m., 1772, 

Abigail Emery. 
(4) Daniel Thompson, m., 17G4, Sarah Linscot. 
(4) Joseph Thompson, m., 1788, Olive Jnnkins, daughter of 
Capt. John Junkins. A large family. (See Rev. Dr. 
Stackpole's records.) 
(4) Abel Thompson, m., 17G7, Eleanor Staples and had 

several children. 
(4) Ebenezer Thompson m., 1772, Mercy Staples. 
(4) Meriljah Thompson, ni., 17G0, Thomas Moulton. 
(4) Mary Thom.pson, m., 17G7, Daniel Linscot. 
(3) John Thompson, b. Dec. 30, 1704; he settled in Sanford. 
Me.; published, Dec. 7, 1728, to Priscilla Davis of 
Haverhill, Mass., daughter of Stephen Davis and Mary 
Tucker. 
The six cnildren born in Yorli, Me., were: 
(4) Anna Thompson, b. Jan. 7, 1731/'32. 
(4) John Thompson, b. Oct. 2G, 1733. 
(4) Jesse. 
(4) Priscilla. 
(4) Naomi. 

(4) Olive, b. March 17, 1747/'48. 
(3) Samuel Thompson, b. April G, 1707; published Nov., 

1730, to Hannah Bracket of Berwick, Me. 
(3) Joseph Thompson, b. May 13, 1711; published Nov. 20, 
1733, to Mary Welch of York, daughter of Philip 
Welch. 
(4) Joseph Thompson, b. July 10, 1734; published, March 

19, 1757, to Olive Harmon. 
(4) Thomas Thompson, d. young. 
(4) James Thompson, b. Oct. G, 1739. 
(4) Mary Thompson, b. June, 174G; m. Joseph Nowell. 
(3) Jonathan Thompson, b. May 1, 1713; published, Oct. 1, 
1737, to his cousin, Dinah Thompson, daughter of 
James Thompson. 
(4) Elizabeth Thompson, b. May 14, 1739; m. James Gil- 

patrick. 
(4) Abigail, m. Nathan Littlefield. 
(4) Judith, m., 15'70, Daniel Smith of York, Me. 
(4) Esther Thompson, m. John Day. 
(4) Jonathan Thompson, unm. 

(4) Anna, m., 1S04, Nathaniel Coffin of Shapleigh, Me. 
(3) Curtis Thompson, b. June 2, 1715; published, Feb. 13, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 9 

1740, to Sarah Jenkins of York, Me., daughter of Dan- 
iel Jenkins. 
(4) Sarah Thompson, b. Feb. 5, 1741; m. (second wife), 

Nathaniel Lewis of Kittery, Me. 
(4) Huldah Thompson, b. Dec. 29, 1744; m., 1767, Jacob 

Emery. 
(4) Dodavah Curtis Thompson, b. March 31, 1746. 
(4) Jonathan Thompson, b. May 31, 1748; m. Lucy Mc- 

Intire. 
(4) Esther Thompson, b. June 1, 1751; m. Nicholas Fer- 
nald. 
(3) James Thompson, d. Oct. 22, 1724. 
(2) James Thompson. We now come to this son of the Thomp- 
son ancestor iX whom we are most interested. He was 
born in 1660, according to the clear statement in his 
father's deed that he was 11 -■ ears old in 1677. As is 
noted in the statement of his brother John, "he was lame 
and impotent." But it seems clear that he grew from 
this early weakness into a manhood of the sturdiest type. 
The bond which his brother gave to provide for him was 
carried out in the same faithful and loving manner in 
which many Thompsons in the long years since then 
have fulfilled such pledges to their kin and neighbors. 
James Thompson was a tailor by trade. Land was 
granted him in Kittery. Me., in 1C94 and 1696, for the 
records state that James Thompson, on Feb. 1, 1709/10, 
late of Kittery, but now of York, sold these hinds. It is 
said that land was granted to him in York, Me., in 1701, 
and that he removed thither prior to 1719. The York, 
Me., records have the following. "York, Oct. 23, 1717, laid 
out and bounded to James Thompson a tract of land 
whereon he now liveth, being on both sides of the high- 
way that leads towards Barwick from York Bridge, which 
said James Thompson purchased of his brother Alexan- 
der Thompson, for forty acres, Jan. 4, 1713/'14." In 
1727, James Thompson moved with his family to New 
INIeadows, Brunswick, Me. James Thompson was married 
in Dover. N. H.. by Rev. John Pike. March 3, 1700/'01, to 
Elizabeth Prye. daughter of Adrian Frye, one of the 
early, sturdy settlers at Frye's Point, Kittery, Me. She 
was evidently a woman of great strength and ability. 
L,ist of the .children of James Thompson furnished by Miss 
Sarah A. Thompson of Topsham. Me., with this note: "I 
send this copy of the records from the family Bible of my 



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grandfather. Ezekiel Thompson. It differs, in the number of 
children of his father, Capt. James Thompson, from all other 
records found of that family, but you can verify it from the 
list of the names of these children in the own handwriting of 
Captain James, which you have already copied." Help with 
this list was also furnished from the records which were 
gathered, March 5, 1S3S, by Gen. Jedediah Herrick from the 
town clerk of York, Me., and from Mr. Joseph Thompson, 
who was the only one of the Thompson name living at York 
in 1838: 

(3) Judith Thompson, m., July 1, 1724, John Smith of York, 
Me., and had a large family. 

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(3) Alexander Thompson, b. at Kittery, Me. Ezekiel Thomp- 
son in his Day Book says: "He lived in Brunswick, 
Me., before the Indian wars. He lived to be over 80 
years old. He had no learning, but he was a hardy, 
honest, industrious man. He had several daughters, 
but only one son, James Thompson." Owned at New 
Meadows, Me., lot 40, 100 acres. M., May 20, 1731, 
Sarah Grover of York, Me., daughter of Matthew 
Grover. 

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(4) James Thompson, b. York, Me., Dec. 9, 1735. Ezekiel 
Thompson says, "He died in Wales, Me., leaving sons, 
Alexander and William, and several daughters." 

M. Anderson, who m. (second), John Aruo of 

Monmouth, Me. 
(5) Alexander Thompson. 
(5) William Thompson. 
(5) Several daughters. 
(4) Sarah Thompson, b. April 7, 1738; m. Thomas Gray 

and luoved to Wales, ^le. 
(4) Hannah Thompson, b. New Meadows, Me.; m. "a Dr. 
John Nevers and moved to St. John, in the British 
Dominion." — Ezekiel Thompson. 
(5) Daughter, m. Ebenezer Crosby of Hampden, Me. 
(5) Daughter, m. Timothy Crosby. 
(4) Tamsin, m. "Philip Jenkins and moved to Wales, Me., 
near Monmouth. The son of David Jenkins and 
Mercy Thompson." — Ezekiel Thompson. 
(4) Elizabeth Thompson. Ezekiel Thompson says, "She 
died ,an old maid." 



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(4) Mercy Thompson and Mary Thompson. These two are 
added to the list of children by the Rev. Dr. E. S. 
Stackpole. 



(3) Capt. James Thompson, called Jr. in some old records; 
b. Kittery, Me., Feb. 22, 1707; d. at Topsham, Me., Sept. 
22, 1791; m. Reliance Hinkley, Mrs. Lydia (Brown) 
Harris and Mary Higgins. (Full records of his family 
on pages 16 to 43, Chapter II.) 

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(3) Cornelius Thompson, ta. York, Me., Oct. 14, 1709; d. 
1792; m. Hannah Smith of York, Me. 
Ezekiel Thompson says: "My Uncle Cornelius had six sons: 
"(4) Thomas, who moved to Plattsburg, N. Y. 
"(4) Amos Thompson, who moved to Bowdoin, Me. 
"(4) Joel Thompson, who moved to Lewiston, Me. 
/ "(4) Richard Thompson, who moved to Wales, Me. 
"(4) Robert Thompson, who d. at New Meadows. 
"(4) Phineas, lost at sea on ship-of-war." (See full records 
of the family, pages 44 to 148. Chapters III and IV.) 



(3) Sarah Thompson, b. April 17, 1711; "died in twenty days 
after her birth." 

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(3) Mercy Thompson, called Marcia and Marciel in some old 
records, b. April 1, 1712; m. (first), Mr. Austin of 
Brunswick, Me.; m. (second), David JunRins (some 
say Jackson) and settled in Brunswick, Me. 
Children of first husband: 

(4) David Austin, a celebrated Indian killer. 
(4) Benoni, twin with the above. 
(4) Shadrack Austin; lived in Greene, Me. 
Children of second husband: 

(4) Philip Jenkins; lived in Wales, Me.; m. Tamsin Thomp- 
son, daughter of Alexander Thompson and Mary 
Grover. 
(4) David Jenkins. 

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(3) Joseph Thompson, b. March 23, 1713/'14; d. before 
1759, as his deed shows. Lived at New Meadows and 
Sebascodegan Island, Harpswell, Me. He was in the 
hitter place in 175G. Ezekiel Thompson says: "My 
Uncle Joseph lived and died on Sebascodegan Island. 
It is said that he was as strong as two stalwart men. 
He had four sons." M. Mary Hinckley, daughter of 
Dea. Samuel Hinckley of Brunswick, Me. It was per- 
haps his widow who m., Feb. 14, 17G5, Isaiah Webber. 
He had lot 49 at New Meadows, 18% acres. 
(4) William Thompson, m. as his first or second wife. Miss 
Robbins of Dover, Me. It is probably the earmarks 
of his cattle which were recorded at Harpswell, Me., 
May 30. 1774. 
(4) Joseph Thompson, Jr. Earmarks of his cattle re- 
corded at Harpswell, Me., June 27, 1774; m., April 
23, 1774, Sara Webber. Rev. Dr. E. S. Stackpole: 
"On April IG, 1773, Joseph Thompson and his wife, 
Sarah, gave a deed of IS acres of land to James 
Stackpole, 'said land being a majority of the Lot No. 
15, in the first division, and being a part of the real 
estate of my late honored father, and falling to my 
share as set off to me by men chosen by the Judge 
of Probate.' This land bordered on the New Meadows 
River, on Sebascodegan Island." 
(4) John Thompson, d. at Bowdoin, Me.; perhaps m., Dec. 

27, 1781, Lydia Small. 
(4) Capt. Cornelius Thompson. "He was very active in the 
Revolutionary War. He first served as a private in 
the army for awhile until his term of enlistment ex- 
pired. Then he went on board a privateer, and, 
some time before peace was declared, he commanded 
a fine armed brig, and proved himself to be a pru- 
dent, courageous commander. After the Revolution- 
ary War closed he moved to Salem, Mass., and from 
thence to Mount Desert, Me., where he carried on 
navigation." 
(5) Daughter, m. Mr. Robbins of Dover, :\Ie. 
(4) Judith Thompson, b. Brunswick, before her father 
moved to Sebascodegan Island, Feb. 8, 1743; d. 
Thomaston, Me., April 13, 1797; m., May 18, 1767, 
James Stackpole, who moved to Thomaston, Me. 
There were many and sturdy descendants, who are 
widely scattered over the country." These rec- 



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ords will be found in the "Genealogy of the Stack- 
pole family," by Rev. E. S. Stackpole. 
(4) Margaret Thompson, m. Mr. Toothaker. 

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(3) Dinah Thompson, b. May C, 171G; m. her cousin, Jona- 
than Thompson, son of Alexander Thompson and Anna 
Curtis; publishment of marriage, Oct. 1, 1737. 
(4) Sarah Thompson, b. Feb. 5, 1741/'42; m. Nathaniel 

Lewis of Kittery, Me. 
(4) Huldah Thompson, b. Dec. 20, 1744; m., 17G7, Jacob 

Emery. 
(4) Doaavah Curtis Thompson, b. March 31, 1746. 
(4) Jonathan Thompson, b. May 31, 1748; m. Lucy Mc- 

Intire. 
(4) Esther Thompson, b. June 1, 1751; m. Nicholas Fer- 
nald. 

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(3) Benjamin Thompson, b. York, Me., Sept. 9, 1717; d. 17G5; 
m., Oct. 17, 1744, Abigail Philbrook. (See full records, 
pages 149-189, Chapter Y.) 

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(3) Sarah Thompson, b. Nov. 8, 1719; m. Scammon of 

York, Me. Rev. Dr. E. S. Stackpole says he was of 
Saco, Me. 

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(3) Mary Thompson, others call her Mercy, Marcial, etc., b. 
Dec. 10, 1722. 

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(3) Richard Thompson, b. June 11, 1724. Ezekiel Thompson, 
"Uncle Richard Thompson lived and died at Kenne- 
bunk. Me., a respected farmer; he left a large family 
of sons and daughters."' 'SI. (first), Elizabeth Maddox, 
a sister of John Maddox of Arundel Me. 

(4) Caleb Thompson, m. Clark of Wells, Me. 

(5) David Thompson, m. Clark of Wells, Me. 

(G) Lucy, Mehitable, Ruth, Miriam, Elizabeth, Jane, 



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Hauunh aud Theodore, Avho were iu Keuuebuuk, 
Me., in 1841. 
(5) Joshua Thompson. 
(5) Elizabeth Tliompson. 
(5) Richard Thompson. 
(5) Polly Thompson. 
(5) Caleb Thompson. 
(4) Richard Thompson, m. (first), Abigail Page, daughter 
of Col. David Page of North Conway, N. H.; m. (sec- 
ond), Mary Smith of Wells, Me., daughter of James 
Smith. 
Children of first wife: 



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Robert Page Thompson, m. Elizabeth Stowers of 
Prospect, Me.; settled in Freeport, Me., and lived 
also in Lewlston, Harmony and Eddington, Me. 
6) David Page Thompson, m. Elvira Savage Follett. 

(7) Justine Thompson. 
G) Upham Thompson. 
6) Barnard Newall Thompson. 
G) Elizabeth Lois Thompson. 
6) Samuel Stowers Thompson. 
G) Richard Thompson, 
of second wife: 

Samuel Thompson. 

James Thompson. 

Abigail Thompson. 

Joseph Thompson. 
Mercy Thompson, m. Jonathan Littlefield. 

Nathaniel Littlefield. 

Daniel Littlefield. 

Huldah Littlefield. 

Polly Littlefield. 

John Littlefield. 
Hannah Thompson, m. Samuel Smith, brother of the 

wife of Richard Thompson. 

Stephen Smith. 

Joseph Smith. 

Hannah Smith. 

Robert Smith. 

Abigail Smith. 
Joseph Thompson, m Wakefield. 

Caleb Thompson. 

Lyman Thompson. 



(4) David Thompson, m. (first), Lydia Perkins of Kenne- 
bunk. Me.; m. (second), Cousins. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 15 

Child of first wife: 

(5) Lydia Tiiompson, m. Isaac Littlefield of Kennebunk, 
Me. 
(6) Epliraim Littlefield. 
(6) Mary Jane Littlefield. 
(6) Isaac Littlefield. 
Children of second wife: 

(5) Seth Thompson; lived at Hermon, Me. 
(5) Mehitable Thompson. 
(5) Thomas Thompson. 
(5) Betsy Thompson. 
(4) Abigail Thompson, m. Stephen Smith of Wells Me. 

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(3) Elizabeth Thompson, b. April 19, 172C; d. Dec. 22, 1726. 



CHAPTER II. 

Capt. James Thompson of New ^Meadows, Brunswick^ 
Me., and his descendants. 

His line: (1) William Thompson; (2) James Thompson 
of Kittery, Me. 

(3) Capt. James Thompson, b. Kittery, Me., Fell. 22, 1707; d. 
Topsham, Me., Sept. 22, 1791. Wheeler, in his "History 
of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, Me.," says of him, 
"He came to Brunswick from Biddeford, Me., about 1739, 
and settled on the New Meadows River." 

In 1757 he was in Capt. John Getchell's company, with 
his brothers, Cornelius and Alexander, and with Samuel 
Thompson. He was selectman at Brunswick, Me., 1748, 
1752, 1753, 1754 and 1757. He was a dealer in general 
merchandise, and some of his account books are in the 
possession of his great-great-grandson, Mr. Charles Sproull 
Thompson of Milwaukee, "Wis. A few records of sales are 
herewith given from this ancient book: 

"1737. 8 bushels of meal at 13 shillings, 5 pounds & 4 
shillings. 

"1738. Sold two dozen buttons at 15 shillings. A jacket 
and breeches at 4 pounds & 10 shillings. A cow at 11 
pounds. Fifteen pounds of beef at 7 shillings & C pence. 
Half a load of hay at 2 pounds. For making a jacket one 
pound. A pair of leather breeches at 3 pounds and 5 
shillings. One ton of oak timber at 33 shillings. A calf 
at 2 pounds and 11 shillings. One grindstone at 2 pounds 
and 3 shillings. 

"1739. One half a load of hay at 1 pound and 5 shill- 
ings. Two bushels of white meal at 1 pound and 6 shill- 
ings. Two bushels of rye meal at 1 pound and 2 shillings. 
One bushel of Indian meal at 1 pound and 7 shillings. A 
hat at 3 pounds and 18 shillings. One thousand pens and 
one ounce of thread at 9 shillings. Twelve yards of bed 
ticking at G pounds. One cake of gingerbread at 1 shill- 
ing. One half a kentle of fish at 15 shillings. Wharf 
timber at 7 shillings. 

"1740. Two bushels of apples at 10 shillings. One pair 
of cards at 11 shillings. One axe at 1 pound. Two calves- 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 17 

at 2 pounds and 8 shillings. Two quarts of rum at 2 
pounds and 8 shillings. 

"1741. A pair of knee breeches at 3 pounds and 5 shill- 
ings. A swine at 3 pounds and 6 pence. Four gallons of 
cider at 8 shillings. G pounds of butter at 18 shilliugs. 
Twenty days' work by brother Benjamin at 10 pounds. 

"1742. One quart of oil at 2 shillings. 8 pounds of 
sheep's wool at 1 pound, and 17 shillings. Half a barrel of 
flour at 3 pounds and 13 shillings. One quarter of a bar- 
rel of meal at 3 pounds and 12 shillings. 

"1743. One bushel of salt at 14 shillings. To use of 
gondola for two days, 10 shillings. 

"1744. One bushel of peas at 12 shillings and 6 pence. 
6 bushels of meal at 3 pounds and 2 shillings Feb. IS, 
1744. To one day's work of myself and oxen, 1 pound and 
6 shillings. To one yoke of oxen for one day, 8 shillings. 
To mending fence two days, 1 shilling. One bushel of pota- 
toes 7 shillings. 

"1745. Half a bushel of peas at 12 shillings. To use of 
grindstone, IG shillings. 

"1749, Sept. One barrel of rum, 30 pounds. One barrel 
of flour, 15 pounds. Five bushels of meal, 8 pounds and 
5 shillings. Two pounds of candles, 12 shillings. Ten 
pounds of flax, 2 pounds. 8 pounds of Sheeps wool, 4 
pounds. 

"1749. Three handkerchiefs, 30 shillings." 

Mr. Charles Sproull Thompson says: "From the old ac- 
count book it seems that James Thompson was a cobbler, 
did some farming, and had scows on the New Meadows 
River. He prospered well, and became a man of much 
importance. He was distributing colonial gunpowder to 
his scattered neighbors about the time when these entries 
close. I have his commission as ensign in Revolutionary 
Army, which is signed by^Gov. Shirley of Massachusetts." 

In 1741 he owned at New Meadows, Me., Lot 34, 100 acres. 

'Capt. James Thompson m. (first), April 13, 1732, Reli- 
ance Hinckley, who d. May 23, 1751; she was the daughter 
of Dea. Samuel Hinckley, who traced his ancestry to 
Governor Hinckley of Massachusetts, who came with the 
early settlers to Plymouth. The line is thus given: 
(1) Samuel Hinckley; (2) Samuel Hinckley; (3) Gov. 
Thomas Hinckley; there were ten children of this first 
marriage; m. (second), Dec, 1751, Mrs. Lydia (Brown) 
Harris, who d. Feb. 10, 1764; she was of Ipswich, Mass., 

2 



18 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

and was. a sister of Lieut. Benjamin Brown; there were 
six children of this second marriage; m. (third), March 
22, 17G4, Mary Higgins, who d. May 23, 1790; there were 
no children of this third marriage. 
Children of Capt. James Thompson and Reliance Hinckley: 
(4) Elizabeth Thompson, b. March 13, 1733; d. July 21, 176G; 
m., Aug. 8, 1752, Daniel Weed of Newbury. Mass. "They 
were both buried on Great Island, Harpswell, Me., where 
they had made their home after their marriage; these 
parents d. within a year of each other, and their six 
children were thus doubly orphaned and they were 
adopted by their uncles and aunts; Mrs. Reliance Edge- 
combe of Saco, took Patience Weed." 
(5) James Weed, b. New Meadows, Me., July 17, 1753. 
(5) Relyance Weed, b. Oct. 7, 1754, m., Nov. 21, 1771, George 

Brown of Georgetown, Me. 
(5) Patience Weed, b. Sebascodegan or Great Island, Harps- 
well, Me., Aug. 3, 175G; m. Thomas Chamberlain. 
(G) The daughter. Reliance Chamberlain, came on a vii^it 
to her mother's aunt, Jemima Ham, and she married 
her eldest son, Jolin Ham. 
(7) Reliance T. Ham. 
(5) Lydia Weed, b. June 23, 1758; m. Samuel Welch. 

(A Thomas Weed of Thomaston, Me., m., July 16, 
1777, Annie Williams. He may have been of this 
family.) 
(4) Brig.-Gen. Samuel Thompson, b. New Meadows, Bruns- 
wick, Me., March 22, 1735; d. Topsham, Me., May IG, 
1798; (G3 y.). He was buried in the old cemetery at 
Ferry Point, Topsham, Me. When he had laid out this 
graveyard he said, "It is where I can go by land and 
water." But when the railroad bridge was placed 
across the river all those who had been interred in this, 
quiet place were removed to River View Cemetery in 
Topsham. The general's remains were easily identified, 
as he had been buried in a coffin bound in brass and 
adorned with a brass plate. His bones were placed in 
the same grave as those of his son, Humphrey. In 
1903 a Revolutionary soldier's marker was placed on 
his grave by the Sons of the American Revolution. He 
is said to have moved to Topsham, Me., in 1784. 

He was licensed to sell tea in 17G3, as a retailer in 
1772 and 1774 and as an innliolder in 1773. He was 
very successful in business and is said to have been 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 19* 

worth $35,000 when he died. A little less than one half 
of this amount was in real estate, of which he owned 
the most in Topsham, though he possessed considerable 
in Bowdoin, and some in Bath and Brunswick. We 
shall get a still clearer idea of his business ability if 
wo consider the troublous times in which he lived, and 
that in the tax list of 1758 his real estate was valued at 
but four pounds and his personal property at ten pounds 
and eighteen shillings. In 17G3 his taxable property 
was, real estate seven pounds, two oxen, one horse, one 
cow, two swine, thirty-nine vessel tonnage and three 
pounds income on trade. What he gained from these 
huniDle beginnings was done by the strictest honesty, 
as, in the midst of the many abusive stories flung 
against him by his political enemies, there is but one 
that lays a finger on his business fidelity. 

In the days in which General Thompson lived it was 
impossible to obtain much education at school, though 
the people of New Meadows sent to Boston when they 
could for the best instructors of those times. Yet no 
one ever saw him give one mournful look over this, or 
heard him tell what he might have done if his early 
environment had been better. He pored eagerly over 
the few books which he could secure, and was ever ready 
to learn of all whom he met and from every changing 
scene of his life. Once he heard a person say, "What a 
pity that man never had a better education!" He 
turned quickly and replied, with his brightest smile, 
"If I have no education, perhaps I can furnish a few 
ideas to those who have been in the schools." 

While attending the General Court ona of the law- 
yers handed him back a paper which he had written, 
requesting him to read it. "I wrote it for you to read, 
not to read myself," he said. One of the members of 
that same Court said to him, "If your education had 
Leen good you would have been a great man." But this 
earnest plea could not lead him to shed one tear over 
his past. He answered, with his face radiant with fun 
and hope, "If I had your education, I could put you in 
my pocket." And this noble man, like many others who 
have borne his name, made of all deficiencies in his 
early training an inspiratioii to help every boy and girl 
he could to the best and fullest education. His mind 
was so full of this that one day when he was walking 



20 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

in Brunswick with some gentlemen who were absorbed 
in other things, he pointed enthusiastically to a piece 
of land which they were passing, and said, "That was 
intended by the God of nature for an institution of 
learning." That same spot became the location of Bow- 
doin College, to which he gladly donated land. He was 
also a member of its first board of overseers. And 
when ne died the board of the college attended his 
funeral in an earnest, grateful body, for well they knew 
what a friend this famous school had known in him. 

Judge Freeman wrote of Samuel Thompson, "He was 
a portly man, not of very tall stature, but somewhat cor- 
pulant, and apparently of a robust constitution." 

Illustrations of his ready wit have already been given; 
and every occasion of his life served as a background 
on which these brilliant flaslies shone out in the most 
kindly manner. When he was in tlie House of Repre- 
sentatives lie often excited the mirth of his fellow mem- 
bers. In the most strenuous days of the Revolutionary 
War he lifted many a burden from the hearts of liis 
fellow patriots by his bright sayings. Amidst the peals 
of laughter which followed, these dark clouds were 
rolled away which the most powerful arguments could 
not have robbed of their ominous knells of the down- 
fall of America. 

And he was never the man who wished to say the 
bright things himself. Much that he said was only for 
the sake of waking up the latent powers of merriment 
and hope in others. And when any keen sliaft was 
aimed at him no one was more ready than he to see all 
its force. Once, when a member of the General Court, 
he was crossing a toll bridge leading into Boston, when 
the bridge-keeper demanded toll of him. Toll was not 
required of the members of the Legislature and the 
brigadier replied, with some dignity, "I belong to the 
House, sir." The toll man made answer: "Belong to the 
House I I should think you belonged to the barn." Then 
the brigadier's merry laughter rang out as he nodded 
his head. After that his favorite suit was one of gray 
broadcloth, brushed in the neatest manner. 

Nathan Goold of Portland, Me., has well said in his 
most interesting pamphlet on Brigadier Samuel Thomp- 
son: "His long service to our country, much of it 
without compensation, renders us under obligations 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 21 

to his memory. Recognizing his services, the war de- 
partment has recently named one of the batteries that 
comprise Fort McKinley on Great Diamond Island in 
Portland Harbor, 'the Thompson battery.' The arma- 
ment consists of three eight-inch and two six-inch guns, 
mounted on disappearing carriages. When Samuel 
Thompson was but sixteen years old he appears in local 
history as a 'centinel' in Capt. John Getchell's company, 
from Aug. 14 to Sept. 14, 1751. He had a service of over 
four weeks of faithful scouting and guard duty. In 
1757 he was a member of the train band, under the 
same Captain. At a Town meeting held in Brunswick, 
Me., Nov. 17, 1774, Samuel Thompson was chosen mod- 
erator. At that same meeting he was elected Captain 
of the town military Company with Robert Dunning as 
Lt. and Thomas Thompson as ensign. He was a mem- 
ber from Brunswick of the three Mass. Provincial Con- 
gresses and participated at Concord when men and 
means were voted to make the beginning of the Revo- 
lutionary war. He was also at the head of the Com- 
mittee of Safety for his District. The records all 
clearly show that he occupied a position of prominence 
with his associates at these Congresses. On Oct. 13, 
1774, he was appointed one of the committee to wait on 
Gen. Gage on the disturbed condition of the Province. 
Oct. 21, 1774, he was made one of the committee to ob- 
tain the names of those accepting appointments under 
Parliament, and the same day was appointed on a com- 
mittee on the non-consumption agreement. Dec. 7, 
1774, he was appointed a committee to represent Harps- 
well, Me., to prepare a paper on the number of that 
town's inhabitants, and the extent of the commerce of 
the colony. Dec. 10, 1774, he was appointed on a com- 
mittee for Lincoln County to ascertain the state of the 
militia. Mch. 29, 1775, he was on a committee to bring 
in resolves in regard to accepting appointments under 
Parliament and in publishing their names. The Pro- 
vincial Congress on Apr. 11, 1775, ordered that Col. 
Thompson be desired to immediately repair to Bruns- 
wick, Casco Bay, Woolwich, Georgetown, and other 
places of interest, to intercept the work of one Edard 
Parry who was supplying the enemy with masts, spars 
and timber. He at once went with twenty resolute men 
and seized Parry and compelled him to give bonds with 



22 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

the penalty of two thousand pounds to abide in the town 
until the pleasure of Congress was known. They also 
made the enemy pay for their refreshment — which cost 
42 shillings in legal money. This was before the Revo- 
lutionary war had actually begun. And the terror 
which spread among the Tories was increased by many 
other sturdy deeds. 

"Ten days after the battle of Lexington Colonel 
Thompson wrote a letter from Brunswick to the Com- 
mittee of Safety at Cambridge which is still preserved 
in the Mass. Archives. The penmanship is fair and his 
autograph is creditable. He had then been a selectman 
of Brunswick from 17G8 to and including 1771. He was 
a delegate to the Cumberland County Convention of 
Sept. 21, 1774, at Falmouth Neck, now Portland, to con- 
sider the alarming state of public affairs and was one 
of the committee who drew up the resolutions that ex- 
pressed the people's sentiments, of which it has been 
said that they compared favorably with any resolutions 
of that time. He had been the moderator of their town 
meetings, had just been appointed on the committee of 
inspection, and had been added to the committee to peti- 
tion the General Court. The letter is as follows: 

" 'I this minute have an opportunity to inform you of 
the State of our affairs to the Eastward; that we are all 
Stanch for our country. Except three men and one of 
them is Deserted, the other two are in Irons; as to the 
vessels which attempted to Convey Stuff to our enemies 
are stopt, and I am about to move two hundred of white 
pine masts and other Stuff got for our Enemies' use. 
Sir, having heard of the Cruill murders they have done 
in our Province (At Lexington and Concord) makes us 
more Resolute than ever, and finding that the Sword is 
drawn out first on their side, that we shall be animated 
with that noble Spirit that wise men ought to be, until 
our Just Rights and Libertys are Secured to us. Sir, 
my heart is with every true Son of America, though my 
Person can be in but one place at once, tho very soon I 
hope to be with you on the spot. If any of my Friends 
inquire after me. Inform them that I make it my whole 
business to pursue those measures Recommended by 
Congreses, we being upon the Sea Coast and in danger 
of being invaded by IMriats — as the 27th of inst there 
was a boat or barge came into our harbor and river, 
and sounding as they went up the river. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 23 

" 'Sir, as guns and powder is much wanted in this 
Eastern Parts and also Provisions, Pray, Sir, have your 
thoughts something in this matter against I arrive, 
which will be as soon as business will admit. Sir, I am, 
with the greatest regard to the Country, at heart, your 
Ready friend and Humble Servt. 

" 'Samuel Thampson. 
" 'Brunswick, Apr ye 29, 1775.' 

"The effect of this letter is clearly seen from the fact 
than on the 9th of the following May the Council and 
House of Representatives ordered that a barrel 
of gunpowder be delivered to Col. Thompson from 
the commissary stores at Falmouth for the towns 
of Harpswell and Brunswick, he to account to them for 
the same. He carried the powder to the captains before 
May 31st and they were ordered to deliver it to the men 
wiien necessary. 

"The British vessels then cruising along our coast 
were a constant menace to the peace of the fishermen 
and farmers who dwelt near the seashore and on the 
islands. They impressed men into their service, appro- 
priated stores and resented remonstrance by burning 
buildings. The insolence of the British officers was 
almost unbearable and they were sincerely hated, none 
more so than Capt. Henry Mowatt of the Canceau, who 
in Apr., 1775, was at Falmouth protecting Capt. Thomas 
Coulson in the rigging of his mast ship, much to the 
annoyance of the inhabitants." 

Dr. G. A. Wheeler in his fine History of Brunswick, 
Topsham and Harpswell, Me., gives the following ac- 
count of the plan to break up this oppression of the 
enemy: "In May, 1775, occurred what is locally known 
as 'Thompson's War.' For some weeks previously, Col. 
Samuel Thompson, Col. Purington, Capt. John Simmons, 
Aaron Hinkley, Esq., John Merrill, Esq., Thomas 
Thompson and James Potter, had been holding secret 
meetings at the house of Aaron Hinkley, and had con- 
cocted a plan, first suggested by Col. Thompson, of seiz- 
ing the British warship Canceau. Samuel Thompson 
was chosen Colonel, and John Merrill and Thomas 
Thompson were chosen Captains. Capt. John Simmons 
was appointed commodore. To prevent a premature 
disclosure of their plans, all the roads leading to Port- 
land were closely guarded and none allowed to pass un- 



24 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

less sworn to secrecy. Notwithstanding this, some inti- 
mations of their designs reached the ears of Mowatt. 
The original plan was to procure a vessel of suitable 
' size to carry a company of about seventy men; to dis- 

guise the vessel as a wood coaster; to conceal the men 
in the hold; sail for Portland in the night, go alongside 
the Canceau and board her immediately. The rendez- 
vous was to be New Meadows. The disclosure of the 
plot somewhat altered their arrangements. They 
sailed from New Meadows on the night of May 8th, and 
landed on the morning of the 9th in a grove of thick 
trees at a place called Sandy Point. There were about 
fifty armed men, each wearing in his hat a small bough 
of spruce. Their standard was a spruce pole with the 
green top left on." 

Mr. Nathan Gould, in his excellent history of Briga- 
dier-General Thompson, which should be in the hands 
of all members of the Thompson family, continues this 
story: "Their camp, on the back side of Munjoy Hill, 
was between Tukey's and the railroad bridge, in a thick 
grove of pine trees where the men were concealed from 
view. Sentinels were posted and Peletiah Haley was 
sent into the town for information. Those who passed 
that way were taken care of for a time. About one 
o'clock, as Capt. John Merrill and two of his sentinels 
were walking near the shore, they saw Capt. Mowatt, 
Rev. Mr. Wiswell of St. Paul's Church, and the ship's 
surgeon, land and walk up the hill. They seized and 
carried them to Col. Thompson, who received Capt. 
Mowatt's sword, which he immediately returned. The 
news of all this soon reached the town's people and 
caused consternation. The camp was visited by promi- 
nent citizens who strongly urged the release of the pris- 
oners. Col. Thompson and his men refused to do so. 
they contending that the war had already begun and 
that Providence had put the captives into their hands. 
As night was approaching it was decided to take the 
prisoners to Marston's Tavern, which was done under 
the escort of Col. Thompson's men and the Falmouth 
Neck Co. The tavern stood in what is now Monument 
Square, where the Am. Express office now is, but back 
from the street. The two companies wei'e drawn up be- 
fore the door, where they remained. The excitement was 
at it height. Lt. Hogg, the sailing master of the Canceau, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 25 

threatened to burn the town if Capt. Mowatt was not 
released within two hours. It is said that Col. Thomp- 
son, having a slight impediment in his speech, replied, 
'F — f — fii"e away. For every gun you fire I will cut off a 
joint of Mowatt.' Gen. Jedediah Preble said that two 
guns were fired without shot and that they frightened 
the women and children to such a degree that some 
crawled under the wharves, some ran down cellar and 
some out of town. Such a shrieking scene was never 
presented to view here. 

"Evidently by a previous understanding or by the 
nlarm. Col. Edmund Phinney's regiment assembled in 
town and there was so much talk of rescuing the pris- 
oners that two or three companies were put under arms 
to prevent its being accomplished. The fact was the 
people of Falmouth Neck, at that time, were not ready 
for the rebellion against the British government. The 
timid property owners and the Tory element were the 
prominent people of the town and not until they felt the 
iron hand of British tyranny the next Oct., when their 
town was burned by Capt. Mowatt, did the people of all 
classes have a common cause. Then there was no hesi- 
tancy, and old Falmouth made a proud record of her 
people to the end of the war. 

"Col. Thompson, of course, was considered the cause 
of the tumult and many of the leading citizens appealed 
to him to release Mowatt, and every argument was used 
to effect it. The most convincing one, no doubt, was 
that there was a great scarcity of corn in town and, if 
the harbor was closed at that time, there must be great 
suffering. Capt. Mowatt was in favor with the leading 
town's people and they of course thought a gentleman 
had been outraged. About 9 o'clock that night the pris- 
oners were relea.sed on parole to return the next morn- 
ing. Gen. Preble and Col. Enoch Freeman pledging 
themselves for them. Capt. Mowatt did not return the 
next morning at nine as promised, and the sponsors were 
confined. The reason Mowatt gave for not fulfilling 
his agreement was the fear of his own life. Col. 
Thompson and his men were much disappointed by this 
turn of affairs and called upon Gen. Preble and Col. 
Freeman for refreshment for the soldiers, which they 
provided at the cost of about fourteen pounds. Where- 
upon they were released, the next day but one. Thomp- 



5^6 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

son called upon them to pay for the time and expense 
of the men, amounting to 158 pounds and IS shillings, 
which they refused to do. All this enraged Col. Thomp- 
son and his associates, who seized all the goods they 
could find belonging to Capt. Coulson and Sheriff Tyng, 
and levied on Capt. Jeremiah Pote, all notorious Tories. 
Enoch Illsley contributed refreshments but we find no 
. complaint from him. The soldiers carried off one of 
Coulson's boats and another belonging to Capt. Mowatt 
from under his guns and hauled them nearly over to 
Back Cove. 

"They neither returned anything nor gave up Calvin 
Lombard of Gorham, who fired a brace of balls at Mow- 
att's vessel, although demanded by that officer. All this 
has come down to us as 'Thompson's War,' and properly 
so. Gen. Preble said then, 'Mowatt never will fire upon 
the town in any case whatever.' 

"After the release of Mowatt the officers who had re- 
solved themselves into a board of war voted that Mow- 
att's vessel ought to be destroyed, and a committee was 
appointed to consider in what manner it should be done. 
By the most strenuous efforts of the people of Falmouth 
Neck they were prevented from carrying out their pur- 
pose. After the burning of the town the next Oct. the 
people were no doubt aware of their mistake. If they 
had destroyed the vessels in May the town would have 
been saved. The history of Brunswick well says, 'A 
year later the plan would have been a success.' 

"The goods which were 'sacked' in Falmouth were 
accounted for formally to the General Court, Oct. 21, 
1776, and instruction asked for the disposition of the 
same. It was not a case of plunder. None suffered but 
the Tories. There were about GOO soldiers in the town 
at the time, and most of them had gone before the night 
of the third day, having feelings of great indignation 
against the inhabitants of Falmouth Neck. They said 
the town ought to be laid in ashes and spoke sneeringly 
of the 'Falmouth genti-y.' If the capture could have been 
carried out, Casco Bay would have been the scene of 
one of the most brilliant events of the Revolutionary 
War. Soon after the soldiers left the town Mowatt 
weigned anchor, and with Coulson went to Portsmouth, 
N. H. I?ut he did not forget to return and burn Fal- 
mouth. Col. Thompson and his men were greatly dis- 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 27 

appointed, but they bravely turned their energies to 
other noble work for the country which they loved so 
well." 

It has been well said of Bridgdier Samuel Thompson: 
"He was a leader among men throughout his life, and 
one of great integrity. He possessed no mean power of 
debate and could express himself tersely and vigorously. 
His manner was outspoken and vehement but he was a 
grand leader, and running over with zeal and patriotism. 
After the Revolutionary War he filled many minor offices 
and served on committees of importance and was ever a 
faithful public servant whose integrity was never ques- 
tioned in any history of his time." 

Brig. -Gen. Samuel Thompson married Abial Purin- 
ton, b. Truro, Mass., May 23, 1738; baptized Truro, 
Mass., July 23, 1738; the marriage intention was dated 
Georgetown, Me., Dece. 1, 1757; daughter of Dea. 
Humphrey Purinton- and Thankful Harding. She is said 
to have been a very handsome woman. 
The children of Brig.-Gen. Samuel Thompson: 

(5) iieliance Thompson, b. March 31, 1758; m. ^say family), 
June 12, 1779, John Mallet as his second wife. 
(G) Samuel Thompson Mallet, lived Lisbon, Me. 
(5) Rachel Thompson, b. Feb. 19. 17C1; d. young. 
(5) Rachel Thompson, b. July 9, 17G3, alive in 1843; m., 

March 10, 1783, John Wilson. 
(5) James Thompson, b. June 15, 17G5; m.. Dec. 3. 1790, Mary 
Wilson. 
(6) Dorcas Thompson, b. Sunday, Sept. 4. 1791. 
(G) Rebecca Thompson, b. Feb. 12, 1793; m. Charles E. 

White. 
(6) Samuel Thompson, b. Oct. 9, 1794. 
<G) Mary Thompson, b. Sept. 13, 179G; m.. May 15, 1814, 

William Mustard. 
(G) Ezekiel Thomp-son. b. Sept. 30, 1798. 
(G) James Thompson, b. Sunday, March 22, 1801. 
(6) Ruth Thompson, b. April 19, 1803; unm. 
(5) Humphrey Thompson, b. Dec. 11, 17G7; d., Topsham, Me., 
May 29, 1804; m. Mary, probably Mary Strout, who d. 
Sept. 25, 1835 (6G y.) ; marriage intention, Oct. 10, 1798. 
(6) Harry Thompson. 

(7) C. H. Thompson, b. Dec. 5, 1841; m. Mary C. Colby, 
b. Jan. 5, 1841; d. June 5, 18SG. 
(8) Luella May Thompson, b. Jan. 1. 1867; d. March 
18, 1897. 



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(8) Charles Edgecomb Thompson, b. April 18, 1869. 

(8) John Albert Thompson, b. Feb. 23, 1872. 

(8) Annie Maud Thompson, b. Sept. 4, 1874. 
(7) Sarah Jane Thompson Lessure, b. June, 1835; d. Dec. 
2.5, 1892. 
(5) Aaron Thompson, b. Oct. 18, 17G9; d. Oct. 25, 1769. 
(5) Aaron Thompson, b. Nov. 16, 1770; marriage intention, 

1828, to Mary Gushing of Cape Elizabeth. 
(5) Thomas Cheney Thompson, b. July 14, 1774; d. ; 

unm. 
(5) Samuel Thompson, Jr., b. Oct., 1780; d. March 2, 1858. 

Drowned. A schoolmaster. 
(5) Thankful Thompson, m., 1803, William Wise of Saca- 

rappa. Me. 
(5) Elizabeth Thompson. Nathan Goold of Portland, Me., 

says the m. John Mallet. 
(5) According to Miss Sarah A. Thompson of Topsham, Me., 

daughter, who tl. in July, aged about 18 years. 

$ :J: :>£ :Jc ^ 

(4) James Thompson, b. Feb. 22, 1737; d. June 14, 1757. 

:(: ^ :{: ^ ^ 

(4) Reliance Thompson, b. June 27, 1738; d. about 1810; m. 
(first), Nov., 1756, James Edgecombe, who d. Jan. 25, af- 
ter they had lived together about twenty years. They re- 
sided in Saco, Me. There were 12 children. M. (sec- 
ond), June 6, Capt. Joseph Woodman and they lived to- 
gether 13 years. M. (third), Lieut. Benjamin Brown, 
with whom she lived eight years. 
Children of first husband: 
(5) James Edgecombe. 
(5) Thomas Edgecombe. 
(5) Reliance Edgecombe. 
(5) Sarah Edgecombe. 
(5) Lrydia Edgecombe. 
(5) John Edgecombe. 

(5) Aaron Edgecombe, b. Saco, Me., May 9, 1767; d. about 
1809; m. Elizabeth Hewey, b. Brunswick, Me., Oct. 2, 
1768; d. 1849. They lived in Topsham, Me., on the di- 
rect road to Bowdoin and Litchfield, Me., the third 
house from the Bowdoin line. Their son, Arthur Edge- 
combe, lived and died in this same house. The grand- 
son, Charles P. Edgecombe, now occupies the place 
and sent these records. 
(6) Mary Elizabeth Edgecombe, b. Topsham, Me., March 



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29 



12, 1792; d. Aug. 30, 1847; m., 1810, Isaac Cotton Pen- 
nell, b. Topsham, Me., March 27, 1784; d. June 14, 
1861. Butcher. Moved to Machias, Me. He was 
the son of Stephen Pennell and Mary Cotton; grand- 
son of Thomas Pennell and Mary Riggs. 
(7) Stephen Pennell, b. Nov. 12, 1811. Lumberman at 
Machias, Me. 
(8) Nine children. 
(7) Aaron Edgecombe Pennell, b. Feb. 4, 1813; d. Feb. 21, 
1847. Lived Machias, Me. Carpenter. 
(8) Six children. 
(7) William Eaton Pennell. b. Dec. 7, 1814; d. June 10, 
1868. Lumberman at Machias, Me. 
(8) Ten children. 
(7) Charles Jameson Pennell. 

(7) Mary Elizabeth Pennell, b. Sept. 13, 1823; d. Dec. 29, 
1877. 
(8) Five children. 
(7) Charles Jameson Pennell, b. Sept. 7, 1826. Painter 
at Machias, Me. 
(8) Twelve children. 
(7) Sarah Brown Pennell, b. Jan. 8, 1829; d. June 
22, 1863. 
(8) Child; d. young. 
(7) Emeline Hall Pennell. b. Feb. 22, 1838. 
(8) Two children. 
(6) Reliance Edgecombe, b. Topsham, Me., Feb. 10, 1794; 
m. John Hewey of Lisbon Falls, Me. 
(7) Arthur Edgecombe Hewey, b. May 3, 1826; d.. Au- 
burn, Me., Jan. 1, 1899. 
(8) John Hewey, lived Lp-"iston, Me. Machinist. M., 
Nov. 28, 1876, Laura A. M. Buker, b. Jan. 9, 
xo52, daughter of Isaac W. Buker and grand- 
daughter of James Buker and Jane White. 
(9) Lizzie P. Hewey, b. Nov. 28, 1877; d. Jan. 8, 

1888. 
(9) Arthur B. Hewey, b. Jan. 9, 1887. Machinist in 

Lewiston, Me. 
(9) Florence Hewey, b. Feb. 5, 1889. Resides in 
Lewiston, Me. 
(8) Joanna Hewey, b. May 9, 1828; d. Nov. 3, 1850. 
(6) Hewey Edgecombe, b. Sept. 23, 1796; d. March 2, 1846. 
Lived at Machias, Me. 
(7) Eliza Hewey Edgecombe; went West after her par- 
ents died. 



30 THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 

(G) Aaron Edgecombe, b. April 9, 1799; d. April 15, 1855; 
m. and lived in Norway, Me., and some of his de- 
scendants are there now. 
(G) Arthur Edgecombe, b. Oct. 16, 1804; d. Feb., 1S80; m. 
(first), 1834, Julia Ann Graves, b. Topsham, Me., and 
d. Topsham, Me., Oct. 10, 1841. 
(7) Gilbert Longfellow Edgecombe, b. March 25, 1837; d. 
July 27. 1865. Died from exposure in the Civil 
War; m. Sarah Ann Mosely, b. Brunswick, Me., 
April 10, 1817; d. Oct. 3, 1883. 
(7) Pembrooke Somerset Edgecombe, b. Topsham, Me.; 

d. Machias, Me., Oct. 19, 1867. Single. 
(7) Charles Pennell Edgecombe, b. Topsham, Me., March 
8, 1848; farmer; m., Feb. 28, 1877, Lizzie Sarah 
Booker, b. Bowdoiu. Me., Jan. 28, 1839, daughter of 
Joseph Warren Booker and Zelora Coombs. 
(S) Betsy Coombs Edgecombe, b. Topsham, Me., Feb. 
24, 1878. Graduate nurse of Maine General 
Training School of Portland, Me. 
(8) Arthur Caroll Edgecombe, b. Nov. 5, 1879. 
(8) Harold Charles Edgecombe, b. Nov. 29, 1881. 
(8) Lillian Edgecombe, b. Nov. 12, 1883. 
(8) Pembrooke Edgecombe, b. Nov. 3, 1885. 
(8) Gilbet Edgecombe, b. May 22, 1887. 
(8) Velzora Booker Edgecombe, b. Dec. 14, 1889. 
(8) John Coombs Edgecombe, b. Dec. 25, 1892. 
(h) Sarah Card Edgecombe, b. April 30, 189G. 
(5) Pemberton Edgecombe. Lived Bath, Me. 

(6) Samuel Edgecombe. 
(5) Ezekiel Edgecombe. 
(5) Daniel Edgecombe. 
(5) Samuel Thompson Edgecombe. 
Child of second husband: 
(5) Sarah Woodman. 

^ ^ ift ij: ijf 

(4) Adrian Thompson, b. March 9, 1740; d. June 16, 1740. 

(4) Rachel Thompson, b. Jan. 3, 1741; d. Dec. 27 (Feb. 28), 
17G2; m. Dec. 11, 1759, James Curtis of Falmouth or New 
Meadows, Me.; b. May, 1735; d. Webster, Me., April 6, 
1824. (89 y.) He was in the war of 1756 and was in 
Fort William Henry when it capitulated to the French. 
He was a captain in active service in the Revolutionary 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 31 

War. He was a decon of the church of Brunswick, Me., 
of which Rev. Jesse Appleton was pastor. After living 
more than fifty years iu Brunswick, he went to the home 
of his daughter, Mrs. Hannah Davis, in Roxbury, Mass., 
where he died. He m. (second), Polly Bo.sworth.. 
(5) Hannah Curtis, b. Sept. 14, 17G0; d. Dec. 29, 1843; m. 
Jesse Davis of Roxbury, Mass., and settled in Lisbon, 
Me.; had considerable property invested in lands and 
mills. 
(G) Rachel Davis, m. Benjamin Bryant, Esq., of Lisbon, Me. 
(7) Pauline Bryant. 

(7) James Bryant; a trader at Webster, Me. 
(7) Ann Smith Bryant; m. Daniel Weymouth. 
(8) Daniel Weymouth; d. young. 
(8) John Weymouth; resides Tacoma, Wash. 
(7) Benjamin Dole Bryant; lawyer. 
(7) Mary Dole Bryant; d. young. 
(7) Walter Bryant, probably d. at sea. 
(7) John Curtis Bryant, d. at Webster, Me.. June 18, 

1884. 
(7) Christopher Columbus Bryant. 
(7) Hannah Curtis Bryant. 
(7) Eliphalet Bryant. 
(7) Elizabeth Smith Bryant. 
(7) Daniel Curtis Bryant. 
(6) William Davis, b. Feb. 29, 1762; d. at sea. 



(4) KuMi Thompson, b. May 27. 1743; d. Dec. 21, 1803; m. Dan- 
iel Curtis ; no children. 



(4) Aaron Thompson, b. :May 29. 1745: d. about 1763. "He 
Sailed from Ireland and was never heard from. He wrote 
a letter from Philadelphia, which is still preserved." 

:{: ^ ^: :{: :}: 

(4) Isairth Thompson, b. April 17, 1747; d. young. 

(4) .Tames Thompson, b. May 22. 1750; d. .June 7, 1751. 
Children of the second marriage of Capt. James Thompson with 
Mrs. Lydia (Brown) Harris. 

(4) Benjamin Thompson, b. Oct. 2G. 1753; d. Oct. 9. 1793; m. 
Rhoda Ham. 



32 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(5) "One son and four daughters." 
(4) Jemima Thompson, b. Oct. 18, 1755; m. (first), John 
Ham, b. Sept. 1, 1744, and settled in Bath, Me. He 
was the son of Tobias Ham and Annie Smith; m. 
(second), Thomas Smith. No children. 
Children of first husband: 

(5) Five or six sons and four or five daughters. 

^ :ij Hi ^ :;: 

(4) Ezekiel Thompson, b. New Meadows, Me., Sept. 16, 
1757 ; d. March 25, 1832. "Ezekiel Thompson, Esq., 
deceased Mch 21, 1832 at ten minutes past 2 o'clock 
in the morning. He had his senses to the last and 
dropped off ensy." He was collector of the internal 
revenue and postmaster at Lisbon, Me. He also set- 
tled many estates. He was a very prominent and 
useful man. In the day book which was kept by 
him were found many things of historical interest 
relating to the Thompson and Purinton families. 
This is in the possession of Miss Sarali A. Thomp- 
son of Topsham, Me., to whom and her cousin. Miss 
Hattie A. Purinton, are due many thanks for their 
long and careful searching of old records and for 
the copies which they made of these. 

In the day book mentioned above Mr. Thompson 
gives the following sketch: "Ezekiel Thompson was 
born in that part of Brunswick wliich is called New 
Meadows, in the County of Cumberland, State of 
Maine, on the IGth day of Sept., A. D. 1757, and was 
the son of Capt. James Thompson who was born in 
Kittery, in the County of York, in sd. State, on the 
22nd day of Feb., 1707, who having had three wives 
in the thirty-two years ; by the first two he was 
blessed with nine sons and nine daughters and 
he deceased in Topsham on the 22nd day of Sept., 
1791. The said James Thompson was the son of 
James Thompson who was born in the County of 
York (in the town of old York). Lydia Thomp- 
son, wife of said Capt. James Tliompson, and mother 
of said Ezekiel, was born in old Ipswich, in tlie 
County of Essex, and was the daughter of Benja- 
min Brown of tlie said Ipswich. Said Ezekiel Thomp- 
son was married by Rev. Samuel Eaton, 15th of 
Feb., 1781., to Priscilla Purinton, who was born in 
the said New Meadows on the 29th day of Octo- 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 33 

ber, 1759, and was the daughter of Col. Nathaniel 
Puriiiton who was born in Cumberland, and deceased 
in Topsham in 1788. Said Nathaniel Purinton was 
the son of Deacon Humphrey Purington who lived 
in Georgetown, now Bath, near the turnpike and 
New Meadows River, and was born Truro, Cape Cod, 
and was deceased (drowned) at Gorham, Mass. Pris- 
cilla Purinton, wife of said Nathaniel, and mother of 
said Priscilla, was born in Cape Elizabeth in the 
County of Cumberland, in said State and deceased at 
Harpswell. She was the daughter of Mr. Thomas 
Woodbury and Priscilla his wife of Cape Elizabeth 
and formerly from Beverly, Mass." 

The following is also taken from the day book: 
"1827, Sept. 16. Sunday. This day I am seventy 
years of age. I lived of my time about 24 years at 
New Meadows, Brunwick, Cumberland Co.— about 16 
years in Topsham, in County of Lincoln — 23 years in 
the village of Little River and about 7 years where 
I now live, about three quarters of a mile northerly 
of said Little River Village. Hezekiah B. Thomp- 
son and Joanna now lives with me. Charles and 
John Holman now live in Topsham. Lydia Herrick 
at Lewiston. Reliance Tebbetts at Little River. 
Priscilla at Lisbon, near the Factory. My wife is 
about C8 years of age. We have lived together about 
45 years." 

Much help was found in an old Bible published in 
1780, found among the papers of Ezekiel Thompson. 
Miss Sarah A. Thompson found an old paper from 
this, carefully wrapped up and marked, "Children's 
ages." The birth of the first child of Ezekiel 
Thompson was found in another record. Charles 
Sproull Thompson of Milwaukee, Wis., has his old 
family Bibles. Ezekiel Thompson m., Jan. 4, 1781, 
Priscilla Purinton, b. Oct. 27, 1759; d. at about ten 
o'clock in the morning, Sept. 7, 1835; daughter of 
Col. Nathaniel Purinton and Priscilla Woodbury. 
(5) Abnar Purinton Thompson, b. to them on the 6th 

day of Oct., 1781, at New Meadows. On the 3d day 

of May, 1782, Abner, deceased at Topsham. 
(5) Lydia Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., March 15, 1783, 

on Saturday at 10 o'clock a. m.; d. March 13, 1830. 

Ezekiel Thompson says: "Lydia Herrick, wife of 

3 



34 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 



Capt. Oliver Herrifk, of Lewiston, departed this 
life on the 15th day of March, in the year of our 
Lord, 1830, of a short illness of about 5 or 6 days. 
She died with her senses and without a groan or 
struggle, aged 47 years and 18 hours. She died on 
her birthday, lacking four hours." M., Dec. 24, 
1809, Capt. Oliver Herrick of Lewiston, Me., b. 
July 21, 1782; d. June 4, 1852. He was captain in 
the U. S. army in the 1812 war. Miss Sarah A. 
Thompson has a letter written by him when he 
was a prisoner in Halifax Harbor. He was repre- 
sentative and senator to the Legislature, etc.; the 
son of John Herrick of Lewiston, Me., b. July 9, 
1752; d. May 9, 1834, and who was for many years a 
representative in the Maine Legislature. His father 
m., March 14, 1780, Lydia Griffin of Falmouth, Me. 
The grandfather of Capt. Oliver Herrick was Maj. 
Israel Herrick of the line of Joseph Herrick of 
Salem, Mass. (Capt. Oliver Herrick m. [third]. 
May 22, 1831, widow May Davis of Poland, Me., who 
d. Dec. 23, 1861. No children.) 
Lydia Herrick Thompson and Capt. Oliver Herrick had eight 
children, but only the following records are given in the Her- 
rick genealogy: 

(6) Ezekiel Thompson Herrick, b. Jan. 13, 1811; d. 

Feb. 5, 1861. 
(6) Elvira Herrick, b. May 4, 1813; d. Oct. 16, 1815. 
(6) Hannah Herrick, b. May 25, 1815; d. Jan. 20, 1851. 
(6) John Herrick, b. July 23, 1816; d. July 9, 1856; 
resided at Auburn, Me.; m., Oct. 21, 1840, Maria 
Little, b. Feb. 11, 1821; d. Dec. 25. 1867, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Little. 
(7) There were nine children, but only these records 
are given: Maria Augusta Herrick, b. Aug. 1, 
1841; d. Aug. 7, 1870; m., Aug. 25, 1864, John 
S. Adams, son of Rev. Aaron Adams and Har- 
riet. 
(8) Kate Leland Adams, b. Jan. 21, 1867. 
(8) Nellie Little Adams, b. April 10, 1869; d. May 

10, 1889. 
(8) Maria Herrick Adams, b. July 23, 1870; d. Aug. 
17, 1870. 
■7) Lydia Thompson Herrick, b. Feb. 10, 1845; m., 
Dec. 7, 1870, Capt. Lewis Dwinal. b. April 19, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 



35 



1840. In the Civil War he was captain in the 
Fifteenth Maine Vohinteer Infantry, from Oct., 
1861, to July, 18G8. Afterwards resided at 
Bangor, Me. Son of Amos Dwinal and Sarah 
Sherburn Small. No children. 
(7) Eunice Thompson Herrick, b. March 21, 18.54; d. 

March 23, 1855. 
(7) John Little Herrick, b. Jan. 3, 1854; d. March 23, 
1855. 
(6) Oliver Herrick, b. Sept. 15, 1821; d. Nov. 18, 1878; 
served in the Civil War, Company H, Tenth 
Maine Vols.; d. of disease contracted while he 
was in the army; m., Jan. 1, 1857, Sarah Piper; 
no children. 
(5) Reliance Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., May 23, 1785, 
on Sunday at half past eleven in the afternoon; d. 
at Topsham, Me., Jan. 11, 1856; m. in Lisbon, Me., 
September, 1802, Isaac Tebbetts, b. Somersworth, 
N. H., Jan. 1, 1773; drowned in the Androscoggin 
River May 6, 1816. "He came to Maine when a 
young man, and finally met with business at Lis- 
bon Falls, which was then known as Little River 
Village. He opened a store such as was kept in 
country villages at that time. He also became an 
owner in mills, etc. It was supposed that he went 
down to the river to examine a water privilege 
which he was intending to purchase and that he 
stepped on a rock which stood out a little from the 
shore and slipped from it into the water, which 
was very deep there and which had a swift cur- 
rent, which quickly carried him down stream. He 
was a good swimmer, and had divested himself of 
his clothing, but evidently became exhausted and 
perished. This was a great sorrow for his home 
and was a calamity which was widely felt outside 
of his family. Though not a church member, he 
was brought up in one of the finest old Congrega- 
tional families. He was commonly called " 'Squire 
Tebbetts,' though it is not known that he held any 
public offices." 
(6) Charles Tebbetts, b. Oct. 8, 1803; d. April 16, 1806. 
(6) Albert Tebbetts, b. Dec. 12, 1805; d., Dallas, Ore., 
Oct. 27, 1863. He was in business at Dallas sev- 
eral years; unm. 



36 THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 

(6) Harriet Tebbetts, b. Oct. 30, 1807; d., Brunswick, 

Me., July 4, 1884; unm. 
(6) Octavia Tebbetts, b. Oct. 30, 1809; d., Brunswick, 

Me., Oct. 15, 1884; unm. 
(6) Priscilla Elizabeth Tebbetts, b. Dec. 11, 1811; d., 
Bangor, Me., July 13, 1835; m. in Lisbon, Me., 
Jan. 1, 1833, Luther Dwinal, a merchant of Ban- 
gor, Me. 
^7) Sarah Octavia Dwinal, b. Nov. 21, 1833; d. Feb. 
16, 1895; m. in Topsham, Me., Aug. 9, 1859, by 
Rev. A. D. Wheeler, Charles Carroll Everett, 
D. D., who was b. in Brunswick, Me., June 19, 
1829; d. Oct. IG, 1900. He graduated at Bow- 
doin College in 1850; studied at Harvard Di- 
vinity School and at the University of Berlin. 
He was librarian, tutor and professor of mod- 
ern languages at Bowdoin College from 1853 to 
1857. After graduating at Harvard Divinity 
School in 1859, he settled over a Unitarian 
Church at Bangor, Me., occupying this position 
with great ability and endearing himself to 
everybody by his sweet character and white 
life for a period of ten years. In 1SC9 he be- 
came professor of theology at Harvard Col- 
lege, and in 1878 became dean of the divinity 
school. He published "The Science of Thought" 
(Boston, 18G9); "Religions Before Christian- 
ity." (Boston, 1883); "Fichte's Science of 
Knowledge" (Chicago, 1884); "Poetry, Comedy 
and Duty" (Boston, 1888); "Ethics for Young- 
People" (Boston, 1891); "The Gospel of Paul" 
(1892). His philosophy is deeply tinged with 
that of Hegel, but without sacrifice of his indi- 
vidual quality, and is much enforced and illus- 
trated from his scientific studies. 
(8) Mildred Everett, b. June 3, 18G0; d., Florence, 
Italy, March 2G, 1903 (42y.). "The last of 
her line on both sides of the house." 
(7) Charles Tebbetts Dwinal. b. June 30, 1835; d. in 
infancy. 
(G)^ Charles Carr Tebbetts, b. Feb. 24, 1814; d., Charles- 
ton, S. C, May 22, 1834. At the time of his 
death he was on his return from St. Augustine, 
Fla., where he went for his health. He was a 
young man of great promise. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 37 

(6) S:irah Richardson Tebbetts, b. Aug. 18, 1816; m. in 
Topsham, Me., by Rev. A. D. Wheeler, Aug. 22, 
1844, Dr. Hall Chase of Waterville, Me., who d. 
July 20, 1851. 

(5) Nathaniel Thompson, b. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1787, at 
about seven o'clock in the evening. 

(5) Charles Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., the 30th of 
Nov., 1789, about half past six o'clock Monday 
evening; d. Topsham, Me., Oct. 4, 186G. "He was 
a banker and merchant and president of the An- 
droscoggin Bank from its foundation in 1834 until 
the expiration of its charter." Miss Sarah A. 
Thompson, his daughter, sends the following 
sketch: "When he was about nine years of age his 
father moved to Lisbon, Me., where he remained 
until he was twenty-one years of age. He then 
returned to Topsham, entering the store of Porter 
and King as clerk. The following letter written to 
his father by Dr. Benjamin James Porter when 
Charles Thompson was about to sever his partner- 
ship with him gives a good picture of this noble 
man in his early years. It is needless to say that 
he always lived up to the reputation throughout 
his long and eventful life: 

"'Topsham, Me., Nov. 6, 1811. 
'' 'Ezekiel Thompson, Esq.: 

" 'I have this morning been advised that your 
son, Charles Thompson, has recently been appointed 
Deputy Sheriff. If I had been consulted I doubt if 
I should have advised the acceptance of that office. 
You may perhaps think that I should have been 
influenced by selfish motives, in the case of the 
advice which I should have given. It is true that 
I feel a deep regret in parting with him, as I have 
for some time felt him almost essential for my 
domestic trade. But I have other reasons which I 
think are not selfish. Among which are his talents 
for trade, which, in my opinion, are by few 
equalled. If he should engage in mercantile pur- 
suits by himself, or with a partner, a few years 
would insure him a fine fortune. His integrity is 
of the highest stamp, and his industry and appli- 
cation are almost without parallel in so young a 



38 THOMPSON GENExVLOGY, 

man. Sir, in whatever employment Mr. Thompson 
shall find himself I am confident that he will suc- 
ceed to your expectations, and even to the most 
sanguine expectations of his friends. I am con- 
vinced that if he accepts this appointment I shall 
sustain a great loss. My esteem for him, and my 
desire to promote his interests, will induce me to 
acquiesce in any system which you and Mr. Thomp- 
son shall deem most interesting, reserving to my- 
self the liberty of friendly interference whenever 
occasion may arise. With best wishes for your 
family prosperity I am, dear sir. Respectfully Your 
obedient servant, 

" 'Bex.jamix J. Porter.' 

"His early earnings were invested in navigation 
with such success that he made it the chief busi- 
ness of his life in connection with his banking. 

"He was an ardent patriot and was adjutant of 
the Third Regiment, First Brigade, and Eleventh 
Division, of the State Militia from 1812 to 1820. 
His commission was signed by Elbridge Gerry. It 
is in the possession of Mr. Charles Sproull Thomp- 
son of Milwaukee, Wis. He was considered so 
worthy of confidence in 1818 that the Circuit Court 
of Common Pleas placed the entire charge of the 
court house of Topsham, Me., in his hands, with 
authority to grant the use of it to any purpose 
which he considered proper. He never sought of- 
fice, though capable of filling with honor to him- 
self and advantage to the public any office which 
the community could bestow. He accepted no 
office but that of representative to the Legislature 
for a short period, and also a few minor offices 
which he did not feel at liberty to decline. Public 
life had no charm for him. His happiness was 
found in his home, where he was a devoted hus- 
band, a kind father, and such a lover of hospitality 
that his 'latch string was always out.' He was a 
good neighbor and a valued friend. He was deeply 
interested in the cause of education, not only for 
his own family, but he was a liberal contributor to 
it because of the large benefits which it would 
bring to others. He was one of the chief support- 
ers of the Topsham Academy. Two of his sons 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 39 

were graduates of Bowdoin College with the high- 
est honors, one of them spending two years in 
Europe for study and travel. Death claimed the 
other son in one short month after his graduation. 
He was a liberal supporter of religion and a de- 
cided Unitarian in his views. He was a man of 
the strictest moral integrity, one whose word was 
always to be relied upon, and he expected and 
inspired the same thing in others. His character 
was without a stain. He was shrewd, penetrating 
and calculating in liis opinions in regard to men 
and things, and these always deserved and received 
the consideration of others. His advice in regard 
to matters of business was often sought and always 
deemed valuable. 

" 'A voice at midnight came, he started up to hear, 
A mortal arrow pierced his frame; he fell, but 

felt no fear; 
His spirit with a bound burst its encumbering 

clay, 
His tent at sunrise, on the ground, a darkened 

ruin lay.' " 

Charles Thompson m.. May 14, 1821, Ann Emery 

Purinton, b. Topsham, Me., May 7, 1802; d. Jan. 1, 

1873, the daughter of Humphrey Purinton and 

Sarah Emery, one of the noblest of women. 

(6) Emery P. Thompson, b. Feb. 20, 1822; d. April 13, 

1826. 
(6) Charles Woodbury Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Jan. 
14, 1824; d. June 5, 1880; resided in Topsham, 
Me.; bookkeeper, trader and ship owner; m., Oct. 
3, 1849, Jane Hunter AVhitney, b. Topsham, Me., 
March IG, 1828; d. Aug. 8, 18G6, daughter of Jo- 
seph Whitney and Nancy Hunter. 
(7) Annie Eugenia Thompson, b. Sept. 1, 1853; m., 
Aug. 18, 1880, Edwin A. Scribner, b. Topsham, 
Me., 1856; d., Bordentown, N. J., May 22, 1898, 
son of Charles E. Scribner and Sarah Ann 
Hall. He graduated at Bowdoin College in 
1877. 
(8) Jessie Harward Scribner, b. Boonetown, N. Y., 

Dec. 30, 1882. 
(8) Charles E. Scribner, b. July 6, 1884; won the 
gold star medal at Patersou (N. J.) Military 



40 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

School and entered Columbia College in 
1901. 
(8) George R. Scribner, b. Dec. 18, 1891. 
(7) Jennie Thompson, b. Aug. 5, 18G6; buried with 
her mother, Aug. 8, 1866. 
(6) Sarah A. Thompson, b. April 5, 1826. A noble 

woman of great intellectual power. 
(6) Eugene Thompson, b. May 8, 1828; d. of consump- 
tion, Oct. 1, 18.50, one montli after graduating 
from Bowdoin College. A j,oung man of fine 
promise. 
(6) Emery Purinton Thompson, b. Aug. 10, 1831; d. 
Aug. 11, 1875; graduated from Bowdoin College 
in 1854. He travelled and studied in Europe for 
• two years, but was too much of an invalid to 

tal^e up an occupation. Of him and his brother 
Eugene it was truly said, "Two more promising 
young men never graduated from the halls of 
Bowdoin College." 
(6) Humphrey Purinton Thomp.son, b. Topsham, Me., 
June 13, 1838; d. Feb. 24, 1903; graduated from 
Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; lived in Top- 
sham, New York City and Alma, Col.; merchant; 
m., Oct. 7, 1863, Annie Matilda Stag Sproull, b. 
New Yorlv City Aug. 21, 1844; resides 827 West 
Macon Street, Decatur, 111.; lias resided in New 
Yorlv City, Topsham, Me., and Providence, R. I.; 
graduated from the New Brunswick Female In- 
stitute April 14, 1861; daughter of John Jere- 
miah Sproull, b. New York City Feb. 25, 1819; d. 
May 31, 1890; resided in New York City; he was 
the general eastern agent of the Illinois Central 
Railroad from 1854 till his death; he m., Oct. 16, 
1843, Mary Augusta Earl, b. New York City Feb. 
10, 1824; d. Nov. 4. 1899. 
(7) Charles Sproull Thompson, b. New York City 
Oct. 29, 1864; present address. Commercial 
agent of the Illinois Central Railroad, Mil- 
waukee, Wis.; moved there from Dallas, Tex., 
in May, 1906; graduated from Phillips Acad- 
emy, Andover, Mass., in 1883; A. B. from Har- 
vard College in 1887; A. M. from the Univer- 
sity of Chicago, 1891; has lived in New York 
City, Topsham, Me., Chicago, etc.; m., April 20, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 41 

1901, Mrs. Ruth (Gage) Frost, b. Arlington, 
Mass., Nov. 18, 1873; educated in private 
scliools in Boston, Mass., and in Dresden, Ger- 
many; daugliter of Charles Otis Gage and 
Charlotte Lapham Reed. 
(8) Priscilla Abbott Thompson, b. March 12, 1902. 
(8) Barbara Thompson, b. .July 31, 1904. 
(7) Isabella Dunning Thompson, b. Nov. 29, 1866; 
resides 827 West Macon Street, Decatur, 111.; 
graduated from Franklin Family School, 
Maine, 1880, Brunswick (Me.) High School, 
1883, Wellesley College with A. B., 1887, and 
A. M. in 1905, Columbia College Summer 
School, 1902; now teaching ancient languages 
in James Milliken University, Decatur, 111.; m., 
Sept. 29, 1898, Dr. George Stover Machan, b. 
Augusta, 111., .July 21, 1SG7; d. April G, 1901; 
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1893, 
Maine Medical School, 1896; son of Robert M. 
Machan and Sarah Wintrode. 
(8) Helen Whitman Machan, b. Providence, R. I., 
Oct. 4, 1900. 
(7) Dora Mollor Thompson, b. Feb. G, 1SC9; d. Dec. 
8, 1893. "She was an invalid and received in- 
struction at home. She was well known and 
beloved by all." 
(7) Dr. John Budd Thompson, b. Nov. 5, 1874; grad- 
uated at Brunswick (Me.) High School, 1892, 
Bowdoin College, 1896, Maine Medical School, 
1899; resides 63 Hammond Street, Bangor, Me. 
(7) 'Le Grand Mitchell Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., 
March 18, 187G; resides 310 Boston Street. 
Lynn, Mass.; attended Franklin Family School; 
in Brunswick (Me.) High School, but did not 
graduate; employed by an electrical company; 
m., Nov. 18, 1879, Sarah Alice Wilson, b. 
Charlestown, Mass., May 13, 1871; graduated 
from Charles G. Pope School, Somerville, Mass., 
June 26, 1893; daughter of Thomas J. J. Wil- 
son and Ellen Augusta Thomas. 
(8) Edith Fairfax Thompson, b. June 28, 1901; d. 

April 26, 1902. 
(8) Ralph Burton Thompson, b. Oct. 18, 1902. 
(8) George Raynard Thompson, b. June 10, 1904. 
(6) Henry Hersey Thompson, b. June 30, 1841; resided 



42 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

in New York City, now with sister, Sarah A.; 
unm. 
(5) Priscilla Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Aug. 6, 1792, 
Thursday morning at sunrise; d. Topsham, Me., 
Nov. 7, 1864, at nine o'clock: m., Nov. 2G, 1815, Paul 
C. Tebbetts of Lisbon, Me., b. March 4, 1871; d. 
Sept. 9, 18G1; he came from Somersworth, N. H., 
and was connected witli tlie old Tebbetts family of 
Dover, N. H. 
(6) Susan T. Tebbetts, b. Sept. IG, 1816; d. Oct. 25, 
1S92: m., Oct. 3, 1837, Francis T. Purinton. (See 
Purinton genealogy.) 
(6) Priscilla T. Tebebtts, b. Jan. 5, 1818; d. April 29, 

1864; m. Philip Briggs. 
(6) Joanna H. Tebbetts, b. March 19, 1820; d. Aug. 16, 

1845. 
(6) John Green Tebbetts, b. July 12, 1823; d. May 26, 
1892; m., July 13, 1846, Clara Burnham, who d. 
Dec. 13, 1898. 
(6) Gilbert Carr Tebbetts, b. Aug. 11, 1827; d. July 20, 
1867. 
(5) John Holman Thompson, b. Friday, at sunset, in 
Topsham, Me., June 5, 1795; d. Aug. 25, ISGO, at 
ten and one half o'clock; registrar of deeds, post- 
master and trader for many years at Topsham, 
Me.; m. (first), Rebecca Snow, b. Aug. 25, 1798; d. 
twenty-two minutes to eight o'clock, May 3. 1843; 
daughter of Samuel Snow jiud Mary Purinton. 
(6) Albert T. Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Oct. 24, 
1824; d. Bangor, Me., June 19, 1895; resided in 
Topsham, Bath and Bangor, Me.; for many years 
he was assistant treasurer of the B. & R. R. R.; 
then was treasurer of the E. & N. E. R. R.; m. 
(first), Mrs. John Byron of Bath, Me., b. Jan. 25, 
1824; d. Yarmouthville, Me., Jan. 30, 1898; no chil- 
dren; m. (second), Harriet Snow, b. March 29, 
1800; d. Oct. 24, 1873; daughter of Samuel Snow 
and Mary Purinton; no children. 
(5) Hezekiah Bryant Thompson, b. Saturday, Jan. 30, 
1798, at Little River Plantation, near Little River 
Fails on the Androscoggin, about seven miles from 
Brunswick Falls; d. Presque Isle, parish of Lin- 
wood, County of Carleton, N. B., June 7, 1858; he 
d. in the presence of the postmaster, Thomas John- 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 43 

ston; unm.; he assisted his father as a collector of 
the internal revenue; taught school; buried on the 
Johnston farm, Presque Isle, N. B. 
(5) Joanna Bryant Thompson, b. plantation of Little 
River, Me., Tuesday, May 3, 1803, In the afternoon; 
d. at Topsham at S.40 a. m., March 25, 1885 (Sly., 
10m., 12d.) ; unm. 

Hf Hi * ^ * 

(4) Sarah' Thompson, b. Sept. 16, 17G0; m. in Brunswick, 
Me., March 4, 1782, Theophilus Hinkley. 
(5) Four sons and four daughters. 

(4) Rachel, twin with Ruth, Thompson, b. Dec. 29, 1763; 
d. Jan. 14, 1794. 

***** 

(4) Ruth Thompson, b. Dec. 29, 1763; d. Feb. 17, 1839; m. 
(first). May 23, 1783, Robert Thompson, b. New 
Meadows, Me., Sept. 11, 1757; d. 1808; her cousin 
and son of Cornelius Thompson; m. (second), Col. 
William Stanwood. No children of this second mar- 
riage. (See full records, pp. 69-77.) 



4 



CHAPTER III. 

Cornelius Thompson of New ]\Ieadows, Brunswick, Me., 
and his descendants. 

His line: (1) William Thompson; (2) James Thompson 
of Kittery, Me. 

(3) Cornelius Thompson, b. York. Me., Oct. 14. 1709; d. about 
1792. Ezekiel Thompson says of him in his clay book : "lie 
had no learning, but was hardy, honest and industrious. 
He served in the Indian wars, 1757, in Capt. John Getchell's 
Company with Alexander, James and Samuel Thompson. He 
owned, at New Meadows, Me., in 1741, lots 37 and 38, 200 
acres of land." 

Wheeler, in his "History of Brunswiclv, Topsham and 
Harpswell, Me.," gives a picture of the house of Cornelius 
Thompson and furnishes the following description of it: 
"Probauiy the oldest house now (1877) standing in Bruns- 
wick is what is known as the Robert Thompson house. It 
is on the south side of the road to Harding's Station, and 
is the first house to the east after passing Cook's Corner. 
It was erected by Cornelius Thompson and was owned in 
the Thompson family until 18G9. Cornelius Thompson 
owned the lot in 173S/9, and his first child was born in 
1741. If, as is probable, the house was erected before the 
birth of this child, the house is not less than 136 years old. 
The chimney of this house is about four feet square at the 
top. The bricks are laid in clay. The flooring boards are 
from sixteen to eighteen inches wide, and are trenailed 
instead of being nailed. The west room, or parlor, is pan- 
elled on the sides and ends up to the windows, and is plas- 
tered above. The sides of the building on the north and 
east are bricked between the studs as high as the ceiling 
of the lower story. This was done for warmth. In the 
center of the parlor is a buffet, with shelves, etc., elab- 
orately moulded by hand. The frame of the house is of 
massive timber. The door hinges are of wrought iron, 
large, clumsy, and of curious construction. The house 
faces the south. The present road north of the house was 
not made when the house was built. The occupants had a 




The Cornelius Thompson House, built about 1 737, at New Meadows. Brunswick. Me. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 45 

private road leading southeasterly to the New Meadows 
River Road, which was a short distance off." 

Mrs. Medora Small of Oakland, Me., writes:- "Wheeler 
gives a good picture of the old Cornelius Thompson house. 
I slept in it many times when I was a child. It was very 
quaint inside, with its big fireplace, winding stairs, 'buffet' 
in tne parlor, etc. There used to be the framed silhouettes 
of all my grandmother's brothers and sisters. These may 
still be at the home of Miles Purinton at Harding's Station, 
near the bridge between New Meadows and West Bath. He 
may have other relics, as his grandfather, Robert Thomp- 
son, died in that house." This house was burned a few 
years ago. 

Miss Sarah A. Thompson of Topsham, Me., says: "Thomas 
Grows of New Meadows, now deceased, helped to transfer 
the bones of Cornelius Thompson, with bones of his rela- 
tives, from the old graveyard on his farm to the cemetery. 
He said that he stood still in wonder when he saw the large 
size of the spine of Cornelius and mused, 'Many others of 
the family were built on this same pattern — and I wonder 
not that this sturdy race is famed for its "backbone" in 
every good cause of liberty and truth.' " 

Mr. Weston Thompson of Brunswick, Me., writes: "A 
deed from Alexander Thompson to Cornelius Thompson 
appearing in the registry of York Co., Me., book 19, page 
16, describes the grantee as of Biddeford, Me., and calls 
him a tanner. That deed must have been taken when Cor- 
nelius was a young man, after he left Kittery, Me., where 
I suppose he was born, and before he arrived in New Mead- 
ows, where he was in 1739. This deed was shown me by 
Charles E. White of Topsham, Me., whose mother was a 
Thompson, and who obtained the deed from the archives 
of Brigadier Samuel Thompson." 

Cornelius Thompson m. Hannah Smith. Dr. E. S. Stack- 
pole feels sure that she was the daughter of Nicholas Smith 
and Hannah Hadden, who were m. June 25, 1C95, and that 
she was b. at York, Me. 

Ezekiel Thompson, nephew of Cornelius, writes in the 
old account book of his father, Capt. James Thompson, 
which is now in the possession of Mr. Charles S. Thompson 
of Milwaukee, Wis., "The old gentlemen (Cornelius) and 
lady died about 1792." From this same account book are 
taken many of the records which follow, and which were 
most carefully written down by this same Ezekiel Thomp- 
son. 



46 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(4) Thomas Thompson, b. New Meadows, Me., Oct. 20, 1741; d. 
at Norway, Me., about 182.5, aged 70 years. He lived in 
New Meadows until about 1810 and then moved to Platts- 
jurg, N. Y. He m. his cousin, Mehetable Hinkley, the 
only child of Thomas Hinkley, who was killed by the 
Indians at New Meadows, Me., in July, 1751. Her mother 
was Agnes Smith, who m. as her second husband, Thomas 
Cotton. Mehetable (Hinkley) Thompson d. 1842. 
(5) Cornelius Thompson, d. at Plattsburg, N. Y.; m. Phoebe 
Hinkley, daughter of Shubal Hinkley of Hallowell, Me. 
(6) Tnomas Thompson. 
(6) Shubal Thompson. 
(G) Harlow Thompson. 
(6) Maria Thompson. 
(5) Lois Thompson, m., Nov. 1, 1792, Elijah Hall of Bruns- 
wick, Me., and moved to Norway, Me., where she d. 
July, 1836, and her husband d. December, 1836. 
(6) Thompson Hall. 
(6) William Hall. 
(6) Isaac Hall. 
(6) Mrs. Hall. 
(G) Mrs. Hobbs. 
(6) Mrs. Cobb. 
(5) Hannah Thompson, d. about 1840; m. (first), Samuel 
Brackett of Falmouth, Me.; m. (second), Mr. Guile, 
about 1840. 
Children of first husband: 

(6) Dr. Cornelius Brackett. 
(6) Stephen Brackett. 

* * ^ * * 

(4) Olive Thompson (called Esther in some old records), b. 
July 25, 1743; d. 1829; m. Joseph Allen, b. York, Me., 
1742; d. Monmouth, Me., June 14, 1828; moved from New 
Meadows, Me., to "Bashford Place" in south part of Mon- 
mouth, Me. 

(5) Aaron Allen, m. Jewell, and moved to western New 

York. 
(5) Esther Allen, m. Robert Niles. 
(5) Mehetable Allen, m. Samuel Thompson, son of Richard 

Thompson and Elizabeth Kicker. (See page 68.) 
(5) Patty Allen, b. 1779; m. John Oilman. 
(5) Olive Allen, m. Reuben Bashford. 
(5) Mary Allen, unm. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 47 

(5) Joseph D. Allen, b. May 27, 1784; d. Jan. 23, 18G8; settled 
on the farm now owned by his grandson, Almon J. 
Chick; m., 1808, Susannah Roberts, b. Durham, Me., 
1785; d. Feb. 13, 1849. 
(6) Sally F. Allen, b. May 17, 1808; d. Oct. 4, 1808. 
(6) Cordelia F. Allen, b. March 31, 1810; d. April, 1891; m. 
Levi J. Chick. 
(7) Four children. 
(6) Sally J. Allen, b. Jan. 2G, 1813; d. Nov. 19, 1838. 
(G) Alvin A. Allen, b. April ]2, 181G; m. Almira H. Frost; 

resided in Everett, Mass. 
(6) Joseph O. Allen, b. May 10, 1818; d. Lake Village, 
N. H., June 15, 188G; m. (first). Miss Hall; m. (sec- 
ond), Mary Chick. 
(6) Olive T. Allen, March 15, 1820; m. Albert Truesdale; 

resided in Somersworth, N. H. 
(6) Sylvanus S. Allen, b. May 27, 1824; d. Oct. 19, 1824. 
(5) Philena Allen, b. 1792; d. July 8, 182G; lived at Mon- 
mouth, Me.; m. (first wife), John Sawyer, Jr., b. Feb. 
13, 1791; d. May 5, 1870; farmer. 
(6) Mary Sawyer, b. Sept. 13, 1817; d. Aug. 12, 1818. 
(6) Allen B. Sawyer, b. May 21, 1819; d. Jan. 19, 1842. 
(6) Harlow H. Sawyer, b. Aug. 26, 1821; d. June 15, 1869; 
lived at Monmouth, Me.; m. Margaret Atwood of 
North Wayne, Me. 
(7) Dr. Alton Sawyer, b. Sept. 23, 1848; m. Lizzie 

Leavitt; resides at Gardiner, Me. 
(7) Augusta Sawyer, b. Dec. 20, 1850; resides at Mon- 
mouth, Me.; m. June 1, 187G, Frank Rideout. 
(7) Albert A. Sawyer, b. Feb. 21, 1853; resides Mon- 
mouth, Me.; m. (first), May 23, 1879, Ada Trask; 
m. (second), Addie Brown. 
(7) Mary A. Sawyer, b. June 21, 1856; m., Oct. 21, 1879, 

John Hinkly. 
(7) Ida M. Sawyer, b. July 21, 1859; d. Aug. 9, 1867. 
(7) Ruth A. W. Sawyer, b. Nov. 4, 1861; resides Mon- 
mouth, Me.; m., Nov. 23, 1892, Smith Emerson. 
(6) Joseph Augustus Sawyer, b. March 12, 1823; d. July, 

1894; unm. 
(6) .John Sawyer, b. June 29, 1826; d. Oct. 15, 1826. 

(4) Eunice Thompson, b. Oct. 16, 1747; d. Nov. 12, 1841; re- 
sided at Litchfield, Me.; m., Aug. 21, 1774, Abijah Rich- 
ardson, b. Woburn, Mass., Feb. 22, 1749; d. March 15, 



48 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

1822; farmer; town treasurer; for several years he was 
a member of the Massachusetts Legislature from Litch- 
field, Me., before 1820. 

He was the son of Hezekiah Richardson, b. Billerica,. 

Mass., May 8, 1715; d. June 17, 1795, aged 80 years, and 

who m., Sept. 20, 1740, Elizabeth Walker, who was b. 

Feb. 28, 1717; d. July 12, 1792, aged 75 years. Abijuh 

Richardson was the grandson of Nathaniel Richardson 

and Mary Peacock. He was descended from Thomas 

Richardson, the youngest of the three brothers, Ezekiel,. 

Samuel and Thomas, who settled in Woburn, Mass., and 

helped in the formation of the church there, in 1641. 

(5) Amos Richardson, b., Litchfield, Me., Jan. 7, 1775; lived 

near his father for several years on the farm which is 

now occupied by Mr. Earle; he moved to Ohio in 1817; 

m., Sept. 15, 179C, Sarah McFarland, who d., Aug. 14, 

1820. 

(G) Sally Richardson, b. June 2, 1797; m. John Bailey and 

lived in Hartland, Me. 
(6) Abijah Richardson, b. Dee. 1, 1799; d. young. 
(6) Jedediah Richardson, b. May 12, 1801; d. young. 
(6) Amos Richardson, b. March 9, 1805; d. Gardiner, Me., 

Aug. 5, 1890; m. Miranda Bassford. 
(6) Jennie Richardson, b. Oct. 25, 180G; m. Luke Taylor. 
(6) Lyman Richardson, b. April 19, 1810; d. in infancy. 
(6) David Richardson, b. Aug. 15, 1812; m. Betsy 

Trenchard and lived in Canaan, Me. 
(6) Wesley Richardson, b. Oct. 12, 1815; d. Nov. 15, 1889; 
lived in Lowell, Mass.; m. Phoebe Moses. 
(5) Jesse Richardson, b. Oct. 29, 1777; d. July 2, 1854; 
lived near Litchfield Me; an active, successful business 
man; captain of a military company; m. (first), Ex- 
perience Higgins; m. (second), Hannah Starbird. 
Children of the first wife: 

(6) Sarah S. Richardson, b. July 14, 1800; d. 1889; m. 

Uriah Nason and lived in Litchfield, Me. 
(G) Jesse Richardson, b. Jan. 18, 1802; d. at sea. 
(G) Augustine Richardson, b. March 7, 1804; m. Abigail 

Savage. 
(G) Columbus Richardson, b. June 4, ISOG. 
(G) Patty Richardson, b. Oct. 14, 1808; d. Jan. 18, 1857; 

m., 1830, Caleb S. Wilson. 
(G) Mary Baker Richardson, b. Feb. 19, 1811; m. Jacob. 
Wilson and lived in Augusta, Me. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 49 

(G) Eunice Thompson Richardson, b. July 2, 1813; d. 

1872; m. Madison Sayles. 
(6) Aaron Richardson, b. Sept. G, 1815; lived at Otisfield, 

Me. 
(G) William Richardson, b. April 22, 1818; d. Feb. 10, 

x821. 
(6) Laura Richardson, b. June 5, 1820; m. Orrin Smith and 

lived at Augusta, Me. 
(G) William M. Richardson, b. May 8, 1822; d. Dec. 27, 
1857; m., Aug. 31, 1843, Priscilla Coombs and lived 
at Litchfield Corner, Me. 
(7) Kirkwood Richardson, b. Aug. 31, 1853; d. Sept., 

1854. 
(7) Martha Richardson; d. j^oung. 

(7) Henry Coombs Richardson; resides at Providence, 
R. L 
Children of second wife: 

(G) Celia A. Richardson, b. Oct. G, 1843; m. Mr. Flint; re- 
sides at Carlisle, Ark. 
(6) Prince W. Richardson, b. July 5, 1845; served in the 

Civil War. 
(G) Nancy Ann Richardson, b. Oct. 5, 1847; m. William 

Randall and resides at West Springfield, Mass. 
(G) Correctus Richardson, b. May 10, 1849; killed at the 
battle of the Wilderness, May 16, 18G4. "He was 
only six days past 15 years old when he was shot in 
the neck and stood up hanging on a tree until he 
bled to death." 
(5) Lois Richardson, b. March 1, 1779; d. April 23, 1827; m. 
Levi Robinson, who d. at Moscow, Me., Feb. 25, 18GG; 
he lived at Litchfield Corner and Plains for several 
years and then moved to the Million Acre Tract in 
Moscow, Me.; son of Jabez Robinson. 
(6) Mattie Robinson, b. July 11, 1804; m. Thomas Kellett. 
(G) Lorinza Robinson, b. Dec. 10, 1805. 
(6) Daniel Robinson, b. Nov. G, 180G; d. June 2, 1817. 
(G) Hannah Robinson, b. Jan. 26, 1809. 
(6) Caleb C. Robinson, b. May 14, 1811; d. Dec. 25, 1892; 
lived at Skowhegan, Me.; m. Lucy B. Johnson, who 
d. Dec. 15, 188G. (69 y., 11 d.) 
(G) Mary Robinson, b. Sept. 16, 1814; m. John Gorman. 
(G) Seth Robinson, b. March 7, 1817; d. Nov. 13, 1869; m. 

(first), Mary Dunlap; m. (second), Catherine , 

who d Dec. 16, 1878. (62 y., 11 d.) 

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50 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(6) Nahum Robinson; d. Minneapolis, Minn., 1895. 
(6) Sarah Ann Robinson. 

(6) Margaret Robinson; d. Great Falls, N. H. 
(5) Abijah Richardson, b. Aug. 26, 1781; d., Bath, Me., .Aug. 
24, 18G8; lived on Oak Hill; m.. May 12, 1805, Betsy 
Johnson, who d. March 19, 1858. 
(6) Clarissa Richardson, b. June 23, 1805; m. Josiah Smith. 
(G) Orrin Richardson, b. Sept. 4, 1807; d. 1832. 
(6) Robert Richardson, b. Jan. 29, 1809; m. Betsy Towle; 

lived at Gardiner, Me. 
(C) Almira Richardson, b. Dec. 31, 1811; m. Alfred War- 
ren and lived at Ipswich, Mass. 
(6) Ambrose Richardson, b. May 20, 1814; m.. May 2, 

1846, Alma J. Libby. 
(6) Harriet Richardson, b. Oct. 4, 1819; d. 1837. 
(6) Emily Richardson, b. 1822; m. Albion K. Buker, b. 

May 22, 1824; d. April 26, 1842. 
(6) Guy Carleton Richardson, b. Aug. 7, 1826; resides at 
West Gardiner, Me., R. F. D. No. 14. "He is an old 
school teacher." M. (first). May, 1850, Cordelia 
Day; m. (second), Feb. 2, 1853, Mary Ann Elwell; 
m. (third), Feb. 20, 1886, Elizabeth Lewis. 
(5) Eunice Richardson, b. Nov. 2. 1783; d. July 27, 1848; m., 
Jan. 7, 1808, Jeremiah Winslow, b. Lewiston, Me., Jan. 
15, 1783; d. at Bath, Me., May 18 ,1836. He moved to 
Litchfield, Me., in 1807; after his marriage he lived be- 
yond the Corner, towards Oak Hill; in 1824 he moved 
to Brunswick, Me., and then to Bath, Me.; son of 
Kenelmn Winslow and Elizabeth Cole. 
(6) Cornelius Thompson Winslow, b. Feb. 7, 1809; lost at 

sea. 
(6) Horatio N. Winslow, b. Aug. 22, 1810; d. at Bath, Me., 
March 30, 1878; m. (first), Mary F. Brimijohn; m. 
(second), Mary L. Marston. 
(6) Phoebe R. Winslow, b. June 8, 1812; lived at Gardiner 

and Bath, Me.; m. Levi Huntington. 
(6) Mary Ann Winslow, b. March 25, 1814; resides at Taun- 
ton, Mass.; m. Rufus Geary. 
(6) Kenelmn Winslow, b. March 14, 1816; d., Lowell, 

Me., 1875; m. Hannah Cotton. 
(6) Sarah R. Winslow. b. July 1, 1818; d. Aug. 17, 1864; 

lived at Cornville, Me.; m. Samuel Longfellow. 
(6) Jesse Winslow, b. June 25, 1823; d. at sea, June, 1842. 
(6) Eunice Caroline Winslow, b. Dec. 21, 1825; d., Boston, 
Mass.; m. Levi Oliver. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 51 

(6) Jeremiah Winslow, b. Sept. 17, 1829; d. Dec. 30, 1881; 
lived at South Abington, Mass.; m. Lydia Cook. 

(5) Phineas Richardson, b. Feb. 3, 1786; d. ; m. and 

settled in New Brunswick. 
(5) Hannah Smith Richardson, b. July 11, 1788; school 

teacher. 
(5) Cornelius Thompson Richardson, Esq., b. Jan. 3, 1792; 
d. April 27, 1875; buried at North Turner, Me.; settled 
ill Turner, Me., about 1818. "He was bound to learn 
the black.smith's trade, and served seven ye<irs of his 
boyhood in this work. He then had his trade, a suit 
of clothes, and a few dollars. His work was often six 
miles from his home, and he walked that distance night 
and morning with a cheerfulness and energy which 
followed him all his life and is seen in many of his 
descendants." Some say he lived at Livermore, Me., 
before he moved to Turner. A tanner and stone cut- 
ter; m., in Livermore, Me., March 25, 1813, Sarah Rol- 
lins Lovejoy, b. Fayette, Me., Oct. 8, 1792; d. May 17, 
1881; daughter of Jacob Lovejoy and Sally Rollins. 
(G) Phineas Robinson Richardson, b. Litchfield, Me., Feb. 
21, 1814; d. Keene's Mills, Me., June 27, 1901, at the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Willard. "Be- 
fore he was twenty-one years old he went to Massa- 
chusetts, which was a long journey in those days. 
After working there awhile he shipped in a whaler 
at New Bedford, and made two voyages, which oc- 
cupied four years, and which took him to the Indian 
Ocean, Madagascar, St. Helena, Africa, South 
America, and to the East and West Indies. Later he 
became an engineer on boat.-* plying between Maine 
ports and Boston, Mass., which position he filled for 
many seasons. He finally settled on a farm in North 
Turner, Me. Before this he had lived at Bangor, 
Me., for a number of years. During the Civil War 
he was an engineer on a mail packet and transport, 
which took him to the Gulf of Mexico and to several 
Southern ports. In politics he was a staunch Re- 
publican from the first formation of that party. He 
was an uncompromising advocate of temperance. 
His marked characteristics through life were fidelity, 
industry, perseverence and opposition to shams in 
all forms. He had always been hardy and vigorous, 
never employing a doctor until he had a slight par- 



52 THOMPSOX GENEALOGY. 

alytic shock about two years before his death. This 

sicliness injured his sight 80 that he could not read, 

whicli was a great drawback to his enjoyment, as 

he had always been a great reader. Still, he was 

very cheerful and courageous." M., in Bangor, Me., 

Sept. 23, 1845, Prudence G. Page, b. Freeport, Me., 

Nov. 5, 1823; d. May 12, 1879; lived in Turner, Me., 

from 1857 till her death; daughter of Philemon 

Page and Prudence Grant. 

(7) Hester Ann Rogers Richardson, b. Jan. 17, 1847; d. 

Sept, 23, 1883; studied in Turner (Me.) public 

schools; lived at Bangor and Turner, Me.; m., May, 

1871, Orren Henry Leavitt, b. Turner, Me., March 

G, 1841; resides in Manchester, N. H.; newspaper 

editor; son of Aaron Leavitt and Abigail Bates. 

(8) Lunette Faustina Leavitt, b. May 19, 1877; d. April 

19, 1882. (4 y., 11 m.) 

(7) Cornelius Thompson Richardson, b. Turner, Me.. Oct. 

20, 1848; resides at Rangeley, Me.; he and his 

brother Phineas are proprietors of the Kennebago 

Lake House; he was a little over three years old 

when his parents moved to Bangor, Me.; lived 

much in Turner, Me.-; moved to Rangeley, Me., 1870; 

studied in Bangor and Turner (Me.) schools; m. 

(first), Nov. 1, 1884, Cora E. Hewey, who d. Aug. 

7, 1901; m. (second), Aug. 19, 1903, Mrs. Annie B. 

(Emery) Hewey of Rangeley, Me; no children. 

(7) Phineas Richardson, b. Turner, Me., Oct. 15, 1851; 

studied in Turner schools; moved to Rangeley, Me., 

1871; proprietor with his brother of the Kennebago 

Lake House; m., Dec. 6, 1880, Addie Pillsbury, b. 

Rangeley, Me., March 28, 1859; studied in schools 

of Rangeley and New Vineyard, Me.; daughter of 

Charles H. Pillsbury and Mary T. Quimby. 

(8) Prudence May Richardson, b. Rangeley, Me., Oct. 

7, 1881; graduated at Hebron (Me.) Academy, 

1900; stenographer and bank clerk in Rangeley, 

Me. 

;7) Sarah Maria Richardson, b. Bangor, Me., June 28, 

1854; resides at Keene's Mills, Me.; studied in 

Turner (Me.) schools; m., Sept. 28, 1878, Charles 

Farwell Willard, b. Skowhegan, Me., Sept G, 1847; 

lumberman; son of Charles Morse Willard and 

Mary Russ. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 53 

(8) Randilla Willard, b. Turner, Me., May 16, 1885; 
graduated at Leavitt Institute, Turner, Me., 
1902; studied in Bliss Business College, Lewis- 
ton, Me. 
(8) Max Farwell Willard, b. May 18, 1889. 
(7) Edward Page Richardson, b. Bangor, Me., Jan. 10, 
1856; resides in North Turner, Me.; graduated at 
Turner schools, 1875; has lived in Bangor, Turner 
and Hartford. Me.; farmer; m., Oct. 11, 1879, Liz- 
zie G. Ellis, b. Hartford, Me., May 5, 1856; daugh- 
ter of Benjamin F. Ellis and Lucia G. Pratt; no 
children. 
(7) Dora Amanda Richardson, b. Feb. 12, 1858; resides 
in North Turner, Me.; studied in Turner schools; 
has lived for awhile in Cambridgeporft, Mass.; m., 
in Turner, Me., March 11, 1880, Frank Leslie Kil- 
breth, b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 2, 1853;. studied in 
schools of Lawrence, Mass., and Winthrop, Me.; 
carpenter; son of James Kilbreth and Alice Griffin. 
(8) Burt Walden Kilbreth, b. Cambridgeport, Mass., 
Dec. 10, 1880; resides in Dixfield, Me.; grad- 
uated at Leavitt Institute, Turner, Me., June 20, 
1901; mill man; m., Nov. 25, 1905, Jessie Mason 
Dillingham, b. Turner, Me., May 21, 1881. 
(8) Alice Maude Kilbreth. b. North Turner, Me., Oct. 
5, 1885; resides in North Turner; graduated at 
Leavitt Institute, Turner, Me., June IS, 1903; 
teacher at Turner Village, Me. 
(8) Gertrude Louise Kilbreth, b. North Turner, Me., 
March 15, 1892; studied in Turner public schools. 
(7) Mary Page Richardson, b. April 1, 1862; d. Jan. 1, 

1865. 
(7) Frederick S. Richardson, b. May 14, 1867; resides in 
Dixfield, Me.; employed in a spool mill; m., in the 
fall of 1896, Helen A. De Costa of Hartford, Me. 
(6) Hester Ann Rogers Richardson, b. Nov. 4, 1815; m., in 
Turner, Me., Aug., 1840, Ezekiel B. House. 
(7) Lois A. House, b. Sept. 13, 1842; m. Henry C. Drake. 
(7) Alice House, b. Aug. 2, 1848; m. Charles Hines. 
(6) Atwell Richardson, b. Livermore, Me., Oct. 29, 1817; m. 

Lois Dillingham. 
(6) Cornelius Thompson Richardson, b. Livermore, Me., 
Oct. 6, 1819; resides in Newton Center, Mass.; m., 
Oct., 1859, Ruth Rollins, b. June, 1830, in Belgrade, 



54 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Me.; daughter of Josiah Rollins and Theodate 
Taylor. 
(7) Rolla Thompson Richardson, b. Feb. 13, 1861; 
studied in Hallowell (Me.) public schools and Dir- 
igo Business College, Augusta, Me.; resides in 
Rangeley. Me. ; builder ; ni., in Pennsylvania, about 
1890, and wife d. Dec. 15, 1901. 

(8) Rachel Richardson, b. ; d. 1900. 

(7) Cora Frances Richardson, b. Oct. 15, 1864; studied 
in Dearborn School, Boston, Mass., Hallowell (Me.) 
public schools, Maine Central Institute; m., June 
17, 1886, Howard Pike, b. Feb. 21, 1891. 
(8) Ruth Abigail Pike, b. Sept. 23, 1887; d. Jan. 18, 
1894. 
(6) Abijah Richardson, b. Turner, Me., June 6, 1823; d. 
Feb. 20, 1874; lawyer in Boston, Mass.; m. (first), 
Jan. 1, 1848, Caroline Williams, who d. in April, 
1853; m. (second), 1855, Fannie L. Bent, b. Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 
Child of first wife: 

(7) George C. Richardson, b. Oct. 18, 1852; graduated at 
Harvard College, 1874. 
Children of second wife: 

(7) Edith M. Richardson, b. July, 1867. 
(7) William Bent Richardson, b. July, 1869. 
(6) William Henry Richardson, b. Turner, Me., Aug. 13, 
1826; d. April 6, 1861; steamboat engineer; m. (first), 
Jan. 1, 1852, Amanda Friend of Sedgwick, Me.; no 
children; m. (second), Lucy R. Harrison, b. Ban- 
gor, Me.; d. Turner, Me., Aug. 6, 1861. 
(7) Children d. young. 
(6) Sarah Rollins Richardson, b. Turner, Me., July 9, 
1829; resides in North Turner, Me.; m., Jan. 1, 1862, 
Elisha Lovejoy, b. Turner, Me., Sept. 29, 1838; d. 
Nov. 6, 1903; station agent and postmaster at East 
Livermore, Me.; son of Jonathan Lovejoy and Ruth 
Benjamin. 
(7) William Henry Lovejoy, b. April 10, 1862; d. Altoona, 
Fla., Jan. 13, 1886. 

***** 

(4) Amos Thompson, b. New Meadows, Brunswick, Me., Sept. 
3, 1749; d. Bowdoin, Me., June 6, 1835. (86 y.) Settled 
in Bowdoin, Me.; m. Hannah Wooster, b. Falmouth, Me., 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 



55 



1741; d. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 25, 1835; they lived together 
sixty years. (See full records, Chapter IV.) 



(4) Martha Thompson, b. New Meadows, Me., Aug. IC, 1751; d. 
1849; m. her cousin, Jonathan Thompson, b. Georgetown, 
Me., July 1, 1748; son of Benjamin Thompson' and 
Abigail Philbrook; this family resided at Monmouth, Me. 

(5) Jonathan Thompson; m. Jewell. 

(5) Benjamin Thompson; m. Jewell. 

(5) Phineas Thompson; m. Allen. 

(5) Aaron Thompson. 

(5) Jonathan Thompson, 

(5) Abigail Thompson. 

(5) Priscilla Thompson; m. Jewell. 

(5) Martha Thompson. 

(5) Emily Thompson. 



(4) Col. Joel Thompson, b. New Meadows Me., Oct. 23, 1753; d. 
Lewiston, Me., May 1, 1841. (88 y.) Mrs. Carrie T. 
Healey: "He was in a Harpswell (Me.) company in the 
Revolutionary War. A certificate of the Massachusetts 
war service says: 'Joel Thompson appears with the rank 
of Sergeant on the muster rolls, Capt James Curtis' Co., 
dated Aug. 1, 1775. Time of enlistment May 15, 1775, 
service 3 months & 2 days. He belonged to Brunswick, 
Me.' Not long after the Revolutionary War he moved to 
Lewiston, Me., where he made his home for the rest of 
his days, being there G6 years. The place was called 
'Pond Town, a Plantation adjoining Winthrop, Me.' He 
represented Lewiston, Me., in the General Court of 
Massachusetts." 

D. F. T., "He was representative in the State Legisla- 
ture for many years." M., Feb. 18, 1780, Martha Cotton, 
b. Brunswick, Me., May 18, 1762; d. July 16, 1828; daugh- 
ter of Rev. Thomas Cotton and Agnes Smith. 
(5) Mehetable Thompson, b. May 10, 1782; d. March 22, 
1839; m. as his first wife, Feb. 8, 1802, Gen. Jedediah 
Herrick, b. Jan. 9, 1780; d. Hampden, Me., Oct. 10, 
1847. He was the son of Joseph Herrick, Esq., who 
moved from Milton, Mass., to Lewiston, Me., 1772, and 
then resided in Greene, Me. 
"Gen. Jedediah Herrick was educated in Boston, 



56 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Mass. By profession he was a civil engineer. He was 
captain and major in the 1812 war. He distinguished 
himself in action at the time of the burning of the 
corvette John Adams. Penobscot County, Me., was 
formed in 1806 and General Herrick was appointed its 
first high sheriff by Governor Story of Massachusetts. 
He was major-general of the Tenth Division of the 
Massachusetts Militia, Maine then being a part of Mas- 
sachusetts, Dec. 17, 181G, and he resigned his commis- 
sion in 1828. In politics he was a Federalist. He 
spent his last years as a man of leisure, devoting a 
great deal of his time to the study of geology and metal- 
lurgy. He assisted men of science. He was a man of 
unusual culture, and was widely known among the 
scientific and literary men of his day. The New 
England Historical Geneological Register of January, 
1850, says of him: 'He was the author and publisher 
of an extended genealogical history of the Herrick 
Family, full of loving and patient re.search and labo- 
rious investigation. He was also engaged upon the 
histories of the families of Preston, Haywood, Leach, 
Scales & Kilburn, from which he was also descended.' " 
(6) Sophronia Preston Herrick b. Jan. 1, 1803, d. of con- 
sumption April 8, 1841; m., Aug. 14, 1825, Charles 
Buck of Hampden, Me., who d. in 1863; merchant. 
(7) Son, b. and d. May 22, 1826. 

(7) Charlotte Frances Buck, b. Feb. 19, 1828; m. B. F. 
Brooks and resided at 15 Joy Street, Boston, Mass. 
(8) Esther Brooks. 
(8) Clara Brooks. 
(8) Flora Brooks, etc. 
(7) Charles Herrick Buck b. Jan. 9, 1830; d. May 28, 

1830. 
(7) Mary Mehetable Buck, b. Aug. 17, 1831: d. South 
Natick, Mass., April 22, 1858; m. at Jamaica Plain, 
Mass., Oct. 4, 1856, Dr. George J. Townsend of 
Natick, Mass., brother of Adjutant-General Town- 
send and a grandson of Elbridge Gerry of historic 
fame. 
(7) Rev. Charles Wentworth Buck, b. Aug. 19, 1833; A. 
B. at Amherst College in 1855; studied law in Bos- 
ton; practiced law in St. Louis, Mo.; graduated 
from the Theological School of Meadville, Pa., and 
settled at Fall River, Mass., as a Unitarian minis- 



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d 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 57 

ter; in 18G8 he was settled over the Park Street 
Church, Portland, Me., and remained there until 
1879, when he moved to Cambridge, Mass.; m., 
Dec. 29, 1863, Mary Ellen Stevens, daughter of 
Oliver Stevens and Mary Blood. 
(8) Charles Buck, b. Oct. 16, 1865; d. July 27, 1866. 
(8) Oliver Stevens Buck, b. Sept. 15, 1867. 
(S) Philip Welch Buck, b. Jan. 3, 1869. 
(8) Theodore Buck, b. April 20, 1870; d. Sept. 14, 1870. 
(8) Charlotte Frances Buck, b. Sept. 14, 1871. 
(8) Frona May Buck, b. Sept. 2, 1S76. 
(7) Robert Herrick Buck, Esq., b. Aug. 21, 1835; resided 
at Denver, Col., 1835; went from Boston to Colo- 
rado in 1869; attorney-at-law and United States 
commissioner; served in the United States Volun- 
teers in the Civil War, captain of the Sixth Mis- 
souri Infantry; m., in Boston, Mass., Oct. 4, 1865, 
Julia Webster. 
(8) Robert Fletcher Buck, b. Aug. 4, 1866. 
(8) Arthur Buck, b. April 10, 1868. 
(8) Sally Fletcher Buck, b. March 13, 1870. 
(8) Philip Gordon Buck, b. Oct. 31, 1871; d. July 6, 

1876. 
(8) Alice C. Buck, b. March 27, 1873. 
(8) Russell Buck, b. July 9, 1876; d. Nov. 28, 1878. 
(1) Sopnronia Porter Buck, b. Aug. 21, 1835. 
(7) Jonathan Frederick Buck, b. April, 1839; d. Dec. 
1839. 
(6) Clara Cotton Herrick, b. Sept. 15, 1804; d. Nov. 13, 
1839; m., June 28, 1835, Rev. Josiah Hayden Janes. 
(7) A large family. 
(6) Charles Thompson Herrick, b. May 28, 1806; d. Jan. 
16, 1852; m., Dec. 11, 1835, Reuben H. Stetson of 
Hampden, Me., merchant, who d. July 7, 1864. 
(7) Reuben Kidder Stetson, b. Dec. 4, 1837; m., Dec. 13, 
1865, Clara A. Hopkins. 
(8) Reuben Kidder Stetson, b. March 11, 1867. 
(8) Frank Bowler Stetson, b. July 18, 1868. 
(8) Charlotte Herrick Stetson, b. June 7, 1872. 
(7) Charlotte Herrick Stetson, b. Nov. 22, 1839; unm. 
(7) Elizabeth Kidder Stetson; m., Aug. 10, 1S67, Dr. 
Lewis Edwin Norris of Hampden, Me. 
(8) Elizabeth Stetson Norris, b. Nov. 10, 1867. 
(8) Annie Burleigh Norris, b. Jan. 20, 1869. 



58 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Caroline Cole Norris, b. Aug. 15, 1871. 
(7) Henry Stetson, b. 1845; d. 1846. 
(6) May Tyler Herrlck, b. May 25, 1807; d. May 20, 
1829; m., Sept. 5, 1824, Maj. Jesse Wentworth, mer- 
chant, of Hampden, Me. 
(7) Frances Elizabeth Wentworth, b. May 2G, 1826; d. 
June 17, 1873; m., Sept. 16, 1855, Reuben Cutler of 
Farmington, Me. 
(8) Charlotte Cutler, b. Dec. 18, 1859. 
(8) Nellie Cutler, b. June 17, 1863; d. April 30, 1864. 
(8) Isaac Moore Cutler, b. July 16, 1866; d. Sept. 26, 
1867. 
(7) Jedediah Herrick Wentworth, b. April 14, 1828. 
(6) Alfred Herrick, Esq., b. Feb. 17, 1810; resided in To- 
ledo, 111.; m. (first), Sept. 3, 1838, Mary Ann Lane of 
Prescott, Me., who d. March 9, 1840; daughter of 
Josiah Lane, Esq.; m. (second), Oct., 1846, Eliza Da- 
vis Lane, sister of the first wife, who d. June 12, 
1858. 
Child of first wife: 

(7) Alfred Henry Herrick, b. June 16, 1839; merchant in 
San Francisco, Cal. 
Children of second wife: 

(7) Mary Ann Herrick, b. Nov. 14, 1849; m., in Hampden, 
Me., June 4, 1873, Albert A. Mayo, who resided in 
Cameron, Penn., of the firm of Mayo Brothers, 
merchants and manufacturers of lumber. 
(8) Large family; one of whom Frederick Mayo, was 
b. March 29, 1874. 
(7) Clara Ella Herrick, b. June 6, 1853. 
(6) George Rupert Herrick, b. May 10, 1812; civil engi- 
neer; moved to Illinois about 1854, and on the jour- 
ney met with a steamboat accident in which he lost 
all his household goods, among which was the fam- 
ily Bible, with records; m., June 14, 1835, Mary 
Childs Nichols, b. May 8, 1814; native of Nobleboro, 
Me. 
(7) Caroline Eliza Herrick, b. April 13, 1836. 
(7) Daughter, b. and d. 1838. 
(7) Helen Maria Herrick, b. 1840; d. 1843. 
(7) Mary Frances Herrick, b. 1842; d, 1843. 
(7) George Albert Herrick, b. June 22, 1844; banker in 

Chicago, 111. 
(7) Hannah Ella Herrick, b. May, 1846; m., Oct., 1868, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 59 

Maj. Benjamin L. Ullen of Ullen, Pulaski County, 
111.; attorney by profession; lieutenant in the 
Union Army in the Civil War, and wounded at Fort 
Donaldson; in 1874 was at Mound City, 111., where 
he was circuit clerk of the county. 
(8) Florence Edith Ullen, b. July, 1868. 
(8) George A. Ullen, b. Oct. 18, 1871. 
(6) Sarah Thompson Herrick, b. July 10, 1814; d. Boston, 
Mass., Nov. 26, 1881; for over 30 years she was a 
resident of Baltimore, Md., and was well known to 
the Union-loving people during the Civil War; treas- 
urer of the Ladies' Union Relief Association; m., Oct. 
16, 1834, Camilius Kidder, Esq., a merchant of Ban- 
gor, Me., who moved to Baltimore, Md. 
(7) Elizabeth Kidder, b. Sept. 6, 1835; m., April 18, 
1860, John Truslow of New York City, for several 
years on the board of assessors of Brooklyn. 
(8) Robert Truslow, b. July 9, 1861. 
(8) Sarah Truslov/, b. June 26, 1863. 
(8) John Kidder Truslow, b. Nov. 26, 1865; resided in 

Peekskill, N. Y. 
(8) Arthur Truslow, b. Feb. 2, 1868. 
(8) Walter Truslow, b. Feb. 28, 1871. 
(8) Mary Truslow, b. May 2, 1873. 
(7) Dr. Jerome Henry Kidder, b. Oct. 26, 1842; A. B., 
Harvard College; A. M., 1865; private and non- 
commissioned officer in the Tenth Maryland Vol- 
unteer Infantry. June 16, 1863, to Jan. 31, 1864; at- 
tached to the United States Army General Hospi- 
tal, Patterson Park and Hicks, as medical cadet, 
1864-66; M. D. from the University of Maryland, 
1866; appointed Caviliero de Real Orden MiJitari 
Portitguesse du Noss Senlior Jesus Christi, by tne 
king of Portugal, Dec. 17, 1869; the reception of the 
decoration ordered by joint Congress, May 26, 1870; 
promoted to past assistant surgeon, March 10, 1871; 
served in Japan, 1868-70; March, 1874. was sent 
on the Sivanton as surgeon and naturalist for the 
observation of the transit of Venus; promoted to 
full surgeon in the United States Navy, and then 
was mostly engaged upon a scientific work in 
Washington, D. C, at the Smithsonian Institute 
and the naval library; m., Sept., 1878, Anne May 



60 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Maynard, daughter of the hite Hon. Horace May- 
nard of Tennessee. 
(8) Ann Maynard Kidder, b. Aug. 14, 1880. 
(8) Henry Maynard Kidder, b. Oct. 30, 1882. 
(7) Camilius Gage Kidder, b. July 6, 1850; fitted for 
Harvard College at Phillips Exeter Academy; A. 
B., Harvard, 1872; in 1885 was a member of the 
law firm of Emmett, Burnett & Kidder, New York 
City; m., Dec. 3, 1881, Matilda Cushman Taber, 
daughter of Gustavus Taber and Angelie B. 
(8) Jerome Taber Kidder, b. Feb. 10, 1883. 
(6) Caroline Freeman Herrick, b. Aug. 25, 1817; d. May 2, 

1818. 
(6) Caroline Freeman Herrick, b. Oct. 27, 1819; m., Sept. 
13, 1839, Joshua Hill, a lawyer of Hampden, Me. 
(7) George Rupert Hill, b. Nov. 14, 1840; d. Sept. 28, 

1841. 
(7) Fannie Wentworth Hill, b. April 28, 1843; d. Sept. 

3, 1845. 
(7) Clara Caroline Hill, b. Nov. 17, 184G; m., Dec. 31, 
1866, Wilbur Brown, a lumber merchant of Port- 
land, Me. 
(8) Caroline Hill Brown, b. Aug. 1, 1868. 
(8) Emily Hunter Brown, b. March 9, 1871. 
(7) Charlotte Herrick Hill, b. Oct. 17, 1851; m., June 28, 
1871, Marshall H. Dutch, a dry goods merchant of 
Portland, Me. 
(7) Anna Cora Hill, b. Nov. 21, 1854; d. same day. 
(5) Joel Thompson, b. Lewiston, Me., July 26, 1784; d., 
Wayne, Me., Sept., 1851; moved to Wayne in 1848; he 
came to Litchfield, Me., in 1809, and taught school in 
the vicinity of Oak Hill; he lived in Litchfield several 
years, and was on the Committee of Safety in the 1812 
war; a man of decided ability; m. (first), Ruth Dwinal, 
daughter of Aaron Dwinal of Lewiston, Me.; she d. be- 
fore 1811; m. (second), Rachel Wilson of Topeham, 
Me., b. Dec. 12, 1813; d. Jan. 1, 1853; daughter of Will- 
iam Wilson and Mary Patten. 
Child of first marriage: 

(6) Joel Dwinal Thompson, b. Dec. 24, 1809; d. at Bangor, 
Me.. Feb. 21, 1853; he taught school in early life 
and later was in business at Bangor, Me.; m., Feb. 17, 
1842, Hariet Newell French of Auburn, Me., b. April 



THOMPSON GENExVLOGY. 61 

11, 1818; d. Nov. 13. 1893; daughter of Nathaniel 

French and Elizabeth Libby Quimby. 

(7) Prof. Dwinal French Thompson, b. Bangor, Me., Jan. 

1, 1846; resides at 8G1 Second Avenue, Troy, N. Y.; 

graduated at Dartmouth College, 1SG9; taught in 

Dartmouth College three years; since then he has 

held the chair of descriptive geometry, drawing, 

etc., at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 

N. Y. ; he gathered many Thompson records and 

kindly aided in the malving of this book; m., 

Jan. 1, 1880, at Troy, N. Y., Mary Lena Burt, 

daughter of Solomon Burt and Mary Thompson 

Sexton. 

(8) Alice Quimby Thompson, b. Troy, N. Y., Dec. 17, 

1880. 
(8) Gordon Saxton Thompson, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., 
Aug., 1883; m., 190G, Ethel Williams of Troy, 
N. Y. 
(8) Nathaniel French Thompson, b. Lansingburg, N. 

Y., Oct. IG, 1884. 
(8) Dwinal Burt Thompson, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., 
Dec. 14, 188G. 
(7) Alice Thompson, b. June 1, 18.51; d. April 17, 1855. 
Children of Joel Thompson and Rachel Wilson: 

(6) Rev. Thomas Wilson Thompson, b. Nov. 12, 1814; d., 
Sumner, Me.; a prominent Free Baptist minister; 
m. Hannah Harmon. 
(G) Jedediah Herrick Thompson, born Jan. 11, 1817; d.. 

East Livermore, Me., Jan., 1848. 
(6) William Wilson Thompson, b. April 12, 1819; m. Abbie 

Clark and resided in Jay, Me. 
(6) James Smullen Thompson, b. April 9, 1822; lived in 
Rangeley, Me.; m. (first), Lydia Rounds; m. (sec- 
ond), Margaret Alley. 
(6) George Owen Thompson, b. March 11, 1826; resides in 
Phillips, Me.; m. (first). Marietta Moulton; m. (sec- 
ond), Melisa Tyler. 
(6) Actor Patten Thompson, b. April 26, 1828; d. Gardiner, 
Me., May 7, 1904, aged 76 years; m. (first), Martha 
R. Marston; m. (second). Rose Alley. 
(7) Fen B. Thompson, resides in Hallowell, Me.; major 
of the Second Regiment of National Guards. "A 
fine looking man and a fine officer." 
(6) Josiah Sanford Thompson, b. Dec. 4, 1832; resides in 



62 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Woonsocket, R. I.; m. (first), Rose Hnyford; m. 
(second), Lena Edson. 
(G) Rachel Wilson Thompson, b. March 21, 1S35; d. Ban- 
gor, Me., April 21, 1889; m. Maj. Warren L. Whitney. 
(5) Phineas Thompson, b. May 23, 17SG; d. young. 
(5) Sarah Thompson, b. March 2, 1789; d. Lewiston, Me., 
June 12, 1825 (38y.); m., April 22, 1810, William Ran- 
dall of Lewiston, Me., b. Feb. 19, 1787; d. Feb. 20, 18G7; 
son of Ezra Randall. 
(6) Martha Randall, m. Cushman Lee. 
(6) Mary Randall, d. young. 
(5) Cornelius Thompson, b. April 18, 1791; d. Lisbon, Me., 
Nov. 15, 1857; educated in the public schools of Lewis- 
ton, Me., and when a young man he taught several 
terms in Lewiston and the adjoining towns. He first 
settled in Lewiston; then moved to Litchfield, Me., and 
finally moved to Lisbon, Me., and settled on the farm 
where he spent the remainder of his days. He was a 
very successful farmer. In 1835 he built on his farm a 
sawmill, which, with the aid of his sons, he ran for 
many years. He came to Lisbon about 1825. He served 
for a short time in the 1812 War, being stationed at 
Bath, Me., in the garrison. His company helped for- 
tify Bath against the expected attack of the British; 
for his services he received a grant of land and his 
widow received a pension . He was buried in the town of 
Bowdoin, Me., adjoining his place of residence, in the 
cemetery of the brick meeting-house at West Bowdoin; 
m. (first), Nov. G, 1817, Sarah Cotton of Lewiston, Me., 
b. July, 179G; d. Dec. 8, 1830; daughter of Isaac Cotton 
and Elizabeth Slyvester; her father lived in Bowdoin, 
Me., the last of his life; m. (second), at Freeport, Me., 
March 14, 1832, Abigail Sylvester'', b. Freeport, Me., 
March 14, 1832, Abigail Sylvester (5), b. Freeport, Me., 
May 4, 1795, d. April 11, 1885; daughter of Boynton 
Sylvester* and Rosanna Jordan; granddaughter of 

William Sylvester^ and Mary . 

Children of first marriage: 
(6) Infant son. 
(G) Caroline Mehetable Thompson, b., Lewiston, Me., July 

2, 1818; d. Lisbon. Me., Oct. 3, 1840. 
(G) Henry Herrick Thompson, b. Nov. 1, 1821; d. Feb. 20, 

1874. 
(G) Elizabeth Sylvester Thompson, b. Nov. 8, 1824; d. Sept. 
17, 182G. 




Cornelius Thompson and his wife, Sarah Cotton. (Pictures of August, 1830.) 



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(6) Daughters, b. and d. Oct. 7, 1827. 
(6) Sarah Thompson, b. Sept. 3, 1829; d. May 11, 1830. 
Children of second marriage: 

(6) Harriette Thompson, b. Dec. 18, 1832; d. Fall River, 
Mass., July 14, 1899; m.. April 2(), 1863, Joseph 
Healey of Fall River, Mass., b. Jan. 27, 1828; d. Jan. 
21, 1901; resided in Fall River, Mass.; cotton mill 
agent, etc.; son of David Healey and Meribah Hath- 
away; no children. 
(6) Martha Thompson, b. July 3, 1835; has always lived 
in Lisbon, Me., on the farm where she was born; 
address. West Bowdoin, Me.; m., Jan. 25, 18G3, Cyrus 
Bede Cox, b. Brunswick, Me., May 17, 1815; d. Lis- 
bon, Me., April 22, 1876; educated at the town 
schools; farmer; son of Isaac Cox and Desire Estes. 
(7) Clara Cotton Cox, b. Aug. 28, 1866; address, Lisbon, 
or Sabattus, Me.; m., Aug. 4, 1895, Elston A. Jones, 
b. Worcester, Mass., Oct. 14, 1860; farmer; son of 
George H. Jones and Sarah Golden. 
(8) Blanche Eloise Jones, b. Worcester, Mass., Jan. 25,. 

1900. 
(8) Cyrus Carlton Jones, b. Lisbon, Me., Oct. 22, 1902. 
(7) .Joseph Henry Cox, b. July 26, 1S69; works on the 
farm and in the sawmill on the old homestead; 
unm. 
(7) Reuben Varney Cox, b. March 3, 1874; graduated 
from Fall River (Mass.) High School, 1895; re- 
sides Cambridge, Mass.; unm. 
(6) Sarah Thompson, b. June 26, 1837; resides at 198 Sum- 
mer St., Auburn, Me.; educated at the Lisbon High 
School and Litchfield Academy: m., Oct. 23, 1862, 
Capt. Abram Healey. b. Fall River, Mass., Oct. 3, 
1836; d. Fall River, June 18, 1889; son of Abraham 
Hatheway Healey and Nancy Coombs; his parents 
moved to Lisbon, Me., when he was a boy; educated 
in town schools and Litchfield Academy; before he 
was twenty-one he began going to sea and made that 
his life work, retiring from it only a few years be- 
fore his death; his voyages took him to Europe, Asia 
and Australia; his keen observation added much to 
his knowledge, and his mingling with- men added 
much to his culture; he was a well-read man and a 
very successful sea saptain. 
(7) Caroline Thompson Healey, b. Lisbon, Me., July 17, 



64 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

18G3; graduated from Fall River (Mass.) High 
School, 1884; from Fall River Normal Training 
School ; resides at 198 Summer St., Auburn, Me. ; 
m., Jiuie 15, 1898, Virgil Theron Healey of Lisbon, 
Me., b. Fel>. 13, 1872 ; educated at town schools and 
Shaw's Business College, Portland, Me., 1893-94; 
engineer and electrician ; son of Theron Adams 
Healey and Frances Ellen Nason. 
(8) Harold Eugene Healey, b. Jan. 16, 1899. 
(8) Ruth Mildred Healey, b. Sept. 29, 1900. 
(8) Paul Mariner Healey, b. June 4, 1902. 
(7) Carl Ernest Healey, b. April 25, 1871; resides at 41 
Lisbon St., Lewiston, Me.; graduated from Fall 
River (Mass.) High School in 1889; Brown Uni- 
versity, 1894; m., in Lorin, Cal., Feb. 18, 1896, 
Elizabeth Augusta Smith, b. Fall River, Mass., 
May 16, 1872. 
(8) Alan Thompson Healey, b. Novato, Cal., IMay 7, 

1897. 
(8) Carl Smith Healey, b. June 4, 1901. 
(8) Donald Royal Healey, b. April 5, 1904. 
(7) Hattie Alice Healey, b. July 20, 1873; d. Nagasaki, 
Japan, Dec. 26, 1878. 
(5) Martha Cotton Thompson, b. April 17, 1793; d. Oct. 13, 
1880; m. (first), .Jan. 1, 1812, Henry Herrick, b. April 
11, 1789; d. July 23, 1816; resided in Greene, Me.; son 
of Joseph Herick and Mary Preston. "As he was the 
youngest of the family, it was expected that he would 
remain on the paternal estate and conduct the various 
kinds of business there, and take care of his parents 
in their declining years. But he died of consumption 
at the age of 27." M. (second), Sept. 8, 1819, Capt. 
Nathaniel Eames of Lisbon (now Webster), Me.; b Wil- 
mington, Mass., Jan. 6, 1775; d. April 3, 1827; he m. 
(first), 1795, Lucy Curtis of Harpswell, Me., daughter 
of James Curtis; he was the son of Joshua Eames. 
M. (third), Feb. 23, 1843, Gen. Jedediah Herick of 
Hampden, Me., who had first m. her sister, Mehetable 
Thompson; no children. 
Children of first marriage: 

(6) Harriet Jewett Herrick, b. Nov. 28, 1812; d. May, 1838; 
m. (as his second wife), Sept. 9, 1835, Horace Cor- 
bett, Esq., b. Guilford, Mass., April 13, 1797; d. April 
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some time; moved to Freeport, Me., 1874, where he d. 
(By his first marriage he had a daughter and two 
or three sons.) 
(7) Harriet Herrick Corbett, b. Sept. 1, 183G; d. July 13, 
1904; m., Sept. 15, 1866, Isaac Cotton Merrill, b.' 
Freeport. Me.. Jime 23, 1838: merchant; d. Califor- 
nia. Feb. 12. 1904 ; sou of John Merrill and Lois 
Cottdu of I.ewiston. Me. 
(8) Horace Edward Corbett Merrill, b. Sept. 5, 1871; 
d. Aug. 23, 1897; m., Jan. 1, -1894, Georgia S. 
Dakin of Lewiston, Me., but b. in Scotland May 
7, 1872: d. March 8, 1895. 
(7) Infant .son, unnamed. 

(7) Evaline Corbett, b. Sept. 9, 1847; d. April 21, 1875. 
(6) Evaline Thompson Herrick, b. Jan. 22, 1814; d. May 8. 
1838; m., July 1, 1836, Daniel Weymouth of Topsham, 
Me. He was a trader at Webster, Me. 
(.7) Francis Purington Weymouth, b. April 10, 1837; in 
the Civil War he was lieutenant of a New York 
Volunteer regiment; resided awhile at Independ- 
ence, Kan.; 1906, resides in Spokane, Wash.; has 
been superintendent of the water works in that 
city. 
(8) Eva J. Weymouth, b. Jan. 4, 1866; resides with 
her father. 
Children of second marriage: 

(6) Ithamar Bellows Eames, b. June 7, 1822; d. Portland, 
Me., June 11, 1889. "Think he was a graduate of 
'Bowdoin College. Later he followed the sea and 
then settled down to a law practice in Shanghai, 
China. He finally returned to America and spent 
some of his last days with his half-sister, Mrs. Har- 
riet Corbett." M., Dec. 14, 1862, Emma Hayden of 
Bath, Me.; daughter of John Hayden; granddaughter 
of Capt. William Hayden; great-granddaughter of 
George Hayden and Elizabeth Potter. 
(7) Horace Hayden Eames, b. Shanghai, China, Dec. 19, 
1863; m., June 18, 1890, Miss Hamilton of Hagers- 
town, N. J. 
(7) Emma Eames, b. Shanghai, China, Aug. 13, 1867. 
Johnson's Cyclopedia says of her: "Opera singer, 
born in China, where her parents, who were na- 
tives of Boston, were temporarily residing. She 
studied in Boston under local teachers. In 1883 



66 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

she went to Paris and studied under Mme. Mar- 
ches!, and made her debut there at the Opera, early 
in 1889, in Gounod's opera, Romeo & Juliette. In 
1891 she appeared in N. Y. as one of Abbey's Com- 
pany at the Metropolitan Opera House and made 
a brilliant success during the season, especially in 
Faust. These operas were taught her by Gounod 
himself. On July 29, 1891, she married Julian W. 
Story, the artist, who was b. at Walton-on-Thames, 
England, Sept. 8, 1856. He graduated at Eton 
(Brasenose College), Oxford. The son of Wm. W. 
Story, the famous sculptor." In the winter of 190G 
she sang in "Aida" in New York City to a fine 
audience. When she is not in America her ad- 
dress is No. 7 Place des Etats Unis, Paris, France, 
and at Tore di Campaignilioni, Vallombrosa, Italy; 
in America, care of Metropolitan Opera House. 
Mr. Charles E. Hamlin, of Bangor, Me., who was a 
dramatic and musical critic in New York City 
when she made her debut, says: "Emma Fames is 
easily the most notable figure among the women 
we have on the operatic stage, although Mme. Nor- 
diea is entitled to high rank. Mme. Fames has 
great temperament and passion, although she does 
not sink herself as completely out of her roles as 
Nordica and other artists do. She builds big. She 
makes a quiet beginning, but after she fairly gets 
into the worl^^ she vitalizes the performance. Her 
voice is brilliant, strong and suffictently tinged 
with sweetness. It has fine dramatic timbre. She 
completely fills the eye, and sometimes displays 
great dramatic power in her acting. But her fault 
is that she is too much herself — and yet she is a 
regal figure. Her performances are always inter- 
esting and moving, if not histrionically convinc- 
ing." Mr. C. E. Hamlin also furnishes this sketch: 
"The father of Emma Fames was a lawyer, of 
Bath, Me., and Miss Fames spent a large part of 
her childhood in Bath and Boston. Her father 
practiced his profession in the international courts 
of Shanghai. Miss Fames gave early evidence of 
having a rare voice, and she began the study of 
music in Boston. Prof. John K. Paine, then the lead- 
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THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 67 

Harvard University, was among the first to recog- 
nize her great ability, and he encourgaged her to 
study for grand opera. She removed to Paris, where 
she resumed her studies, spending two years under 
Mme. Picciotto and others, learning stage deport- 
ment, studying the mls-rn-scnie of various operas, 
besides perfecting herself in the French language. 
She made her debut at the Paris Grand Opera 
House March 13, 1889, before one of the most criti- 
cal audiences in the world, in Gounod's opera, 
Romeo and Juliet. The de Reszke brothers were 
in the caste. She was just twenty-one and her 
success was a happy omen for her future. The 
directors of the Paris Opera House confirmed her 
engagement for the next two years. At the end of 
that time Miss I^ames signed a contract to sing at 
Covent Garden, London, which was a promotion. 
The result was that Abbey, Achoeffel and Grau 
engaged her to sing an opera at the Metropolitan 
Opera House in New York City, where she made 
her debut in 1891, appearing in Romeo and Juliet, 
the de Reszke brothers in the caste. Her success 
made her the leading American prima donna. She 
was regarded as the most beautiful Juliet the 
American stage ever produced. She revealed great 
vocal ability and exceptional dramatic tempera- 
ment and histrionic ability of decided promise. 
Her greatest success was attained as Margarite in 
Faust, which was presented that and other seasons 
with probably the greatest caste with which the 
opera has ever been performed. She also appeared 
with success as Elsa in Lohengrin, as Eva in Die 
Meistersinger, as the Countess in the Marriage of 
Figaro, and in other roles which evidenced her 
versatility. She has been connected with the Met- 
ropolitan Opera House for many seasons since her 
debut and has always been a great favorite with 
the audiences. She is also a great favorite in Lon- 
don and other European cities. One instance of 
peculiar interest was her first appearance in Maine, 
October, 1905, which was a veritable triumphal 
tour." 
(6) Lucy Curtis Eames, b. July 8, 1824: d. Oct. 28, 1829. 



68 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(5) Ruth Thompson, b. Feb. 9, 1796; d. Jan. 13, 1849; m. 
Daniel Grant of Hampden, Me. 
(G) Sabia Grant, m., Feb., 1843, Israel Johnson of Carmel, 

Me. 
(6) Joel Thompson Grant. 
(G) Hannah Smith Grant, m. Mr. Johnson. 
(5) Hannah Thompson, b. Dec. 3, 1798; d. Aug., 1837; m. 
William Davis of Lewiston, Me. 
(G) "William Davis. 
(G) Charlotte Davis. 
(G) Nathaniel Eames Davis. 
(G) Martha Cotton Davis. 
(G) Joel Thompson Davis, who d. Jan., 1899. 
(G) Harriet Augusta Davis. 

(5) Isaac Cotton Thompson, b. May 22, 1801; d. ; m. 

Mercy Carvill of Lewiston, Me. 
(G) Alfred Herrick Thompson, b. Dec. 7, 182G. 
(G) Theophilus Thompson b. Feb. 15, 1830. 
(G) Harriet Augusta Thompson, b. Dec. 1, 1833. 
(G) Isaac Woodman Thompson b. April 15, 1837. 
(5) Theophilus Boynton Thompson, b. June 6, 1803; m., 
Nov. 1, 1841, Charlotte Corbett of Worcester, Mass., 
daughter of Otis Corbett. 
(G) Son. b. Aug. 28, 1842; d. in infancy. 
(G) Charlotte Thompson, b. May 2, 1844; m. Dr. C. H. Hill. 
(7) Florence Hill, b. 187G; m., April 7, 1890, Arthur Pet- 

ingill. 
(7) Ethel Hill, b. Aug., 1878. 
(5) Horatio Nelson Thompson, b. Dec. 10, 1805; d. 1852; 
unm. 

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(4) Richard Thompson, b. Sept. 15, 1755; d. about 1851; a 
Revolutionary soldier; lived in Wales, Me.; private in 
Capt. James Curtis' company, July 17, 1775; m. Eliza- 
beth Ricker. 

(5) Samuel Thompson, m. Mehetable Allen, daughter of 
i 
■ Joseph Allen and Esther Thompson. 

(5) Thomas Thompson, m. Ann Stafford. 

(5) Robert Thompson, m. a widow; went to sea. 

(5) Rhoda Thompson. 

(5) Abigail Thompson, m. Mr. Smith. 

(5) Phoebe Thompson, m. Miller. 

(5) Penelope Thompson, m. Jeweil. 

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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 69 

lived on the old Cornelius Thompson homestead at New 

Meadows; m., May 23, 1783, his cousin, Ruth Thompson\ 

b. New Meadows, Me., Dec. 29, 17G3; d. Feb. 17, 1838, at 

Miles Purington's; funeral sermon by Rev. Mr. Conn; 

Rev. 21 : 4. She was the daughter of Capt. James 

Thompson' and Mrs. Lydia (Brown) Harris. 

(5) Mary Hazen Thompson — called Mollie in the old records 

b. New Meadows, Me., Sept. 14, 1783; d. Peabody, 

Mass., May 8, 1870; m. Alonzo Cushing of Durham, 

Me., daughter of John Cushing. 

(5) Lydia Brown Thompson, b. Nov. 20, 1875; d. at Lynn, 

Mass., in her 83d year; unm. 
(5) Haimah Smith Thompson, b. June 1, 1788; d. June 19, 
18G6 (77y., 7m.); m., June 14, 1812, by Rev. Benjamin 
Titcomb, Daniel Welch, b. Topsham, Me., Feb. 1, 1785; 
d. Gardiner, Me., May 7, 18C8; son of Samuel Welch; 
resided in Brunswick and Gardiner, Me. "He died in 
a patient and beautiful old age at the home of his 
adopted daughter, Mrs. Maria Holbrook Clark." 
(G) Samuel Welch, b. Feb. 10, 1819; d. April 8, 1823. 
(6) Mary Thompson Welch, b. Brunswick, Me., March 10, 
1813; d. at Hallowell, Me., Aug. 3, 1852; m. at Hallo- 
well, Me., by Rev. N. D. Sheldon. July 23, 1843, Jo- 
seph Frost Nason, b. Sanford, Me., June 29, 1813; 
d. at Hallowell, Me., Oct. 27, 1877. He was a dealer 
in boots and shoes. 
The Nason line: (1) Richard Nason; (2) Benjamin Na- 
son; (3) William Nason; (4) Maj. Samuel Nason, b. 
Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 1, 1744; served in the Revolu- 
tionary War; resided at York and Sanford, Me.; m. Mary 
Snores, b. Portsmouth, N. H., March 14, 1744; daughter 
of Peter Shores and Susanna Ball; (5) William Nason, 
b. York, Me., Aug. 15, 17G7, and m. Jane Emery Frost, b. 
Kittery, Me., June 11, 1778. (See Doctor Stackpole's 
"Old Kittery, Me.") 

(7) Charles Henry Nason, b. Hallowell Me., Nov. 28, 

1845; m., at Hallowell, Me., May 23, 1870, Emma 

Caroline Huntington, b. Aug. 6, 1845; daughter 

of Samuel W. Huntington and his second wife, 

Ann Mayo. 

(8) Prof. Arthur Huntington Nason, b. Augusta, Me., 

Feb. 3, 1877 ; resides University Heights, New 

York City; graduated from Cony High School, 

Augusta, Me., 1895; from Bowdoin College, A. 



70 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

B., 1899; A. M., 1903; teacher of English, Kent's 
Hill Seminary, Me., 1899-1902, and at Penn 
Charter School, Philadelphia, Pa., 1902; gradu- 
ate student and assistant in English at Bowdoin 
College, 1902; graduate student in English, Co- 
lumbia University, New York City, 1903-05; 
University Fellow in English, 1904-'05; instruc- 
tor in English, New York University, since 
Sept., 1905. 
(7) Aroline Nason, b. Feb. 26, 1850; d. Sept. 27, 1851. 
(7) Edwin Francis Nason, b. Oct. 28, 1851; resides at 
Augusta, Me.; unm. 
(5) Rachel Thompson, b. Sept. 8, 1790; d. Brunswick, Me., 

185G; unm. 
(5) Cornelius Thompson, b. Dec. 8, 1791; d. Brunswick, Me., 
June 12, 1850; (58 y.); m. (first), Ann Mcintosh of 
St. Andrews, N. B., b. Dec. 16, 1799; d. March 28, 1836; 
daughter of Capt. John Mcintosh; m. (second), Sarah 
Branch. 
(6) Catherine Mcintosh Thompson, b. St. Andrews, N. B., 
August 21, 1821; she now resides at Bath, Me.; m. 
Sept. 12, 1844, James Ham^ Jr., b. April 10, 1819; 
d. Bath, Me., Oct. 9, 1883. 
His Ham line: (1) John Ham of Portsmouth, N. H.; 
(2) Samuel Ham: (3) Joseph Ham; (4) James Ham, 
b. Jan. 25, 1776; d. Feb. 13, 1866; he was a farmer at 
Brunswick, Me.; m., June 12, 1803, Mary Ham, b. Jan. 
7, 1779; d. Feb. 25, 1863; daughter of John Ham and 
granddaughter of Tobias Ham. 
(7) Hiram Henry Ham, b. Danvers, Mass., 1844; d. 

1873; m. Ann Hayward of Washington, D. C. 
(7) Charles Albert Ham, b. Danvers, Mass., 1846. He 
resides at Bath, Me.; he nearly always lived in 
Bath, Me.; graduated at Bath Grammar School, 
1861; iron moulder; he has been a rheumatic in- 
valid for over twenty years; m. (first), Jessie 
Allen, who d. 1873; m. (second), 1877, Susan Mc- 
Kenney. 
Child of first wife: 

(8) Daniel Herbert Ham, b. Portland, Me., 1869; re- 
sides at Islesboro, Me.; graduated from Bath 
(Me.) grammar school; steamboat engineer; m. 
Laura Stanley. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 71 

Children of second wife: 

(8) Lucy Gertrude Ham, b. Bath, July 6, 1883; grad- 
uated at Bath High School. 
(8) Walter Chase Ham, b. June, 1886; graduated at 

Bath Grammar School. 
(8) May Luella Ham, b. Feb. 11, 1889. 
(7) Cornelius F. Ham, b. East Boston, Mass., 1847; m. 
Ella Given of Bath, Me. 
(8) Winfield L. Ham, b. 1875. 
(8) Harold L. Ham, b. 1SS3. 
(8) Raymond Ham, b. 1892. 
(7) Ruth Ann Ham, b. Brunswick, 1849. 
(7) Abner Lewis Ham, b. 1851; resides in California; 
m. Nellie Howard of Lewiston, Me. 
(8) Henry Ham, b. 1875. 
(7) Frank Ezekiel Ham, b. 1853; m., 1873, Eva Graham 
of Bath, Me. 
(8) William Ham, b. 1874; m., June 28, 1893, Jennie 
Bimson. 
(9) Ellen C. Ham, b. Bath, 1894. 
(9) Francis W. Ham, b. 1895. 
(9) Edith M. Ham, b. 189G. 
(9) Theodore R. Ham, b. 1900. 
(8) Charles A. Ham, b. 1876. 
(8) Mabel Ham. b. 1879. 
(8) Arthur E. Ham, b. 1882. 
(8) Ethel M. Ham b. 1886. 
(8) Rufus Ham, b. 1890. 
(8) Katherine Ham, b. 1895. 
(7) Eva Jane Ham. b. Bath, Me., 1857; d. 1888. 
(7) Lena Blondell Ham, b. 1860; m. James Chatman of 
Bath, Me. 
(8) Inez Chatman, b. 1901. 
(8) Mildred Chatman, b. 1902. 
(6) Ruth Thompson, b. June 12, 1S22; d. Aug. 18, 1848; 
m. (first), Stephen Farnham of Canterbury, Conn.; 
m. (second), Zillah Clark and resides at Westerly, 
R. L 
Child of first husband: 

(7) Stephen B. Farnham, b. Providence, R. L, May 6, 
1848; resides at Westerly, R. I. 
(G) Ann Maria Thompson, b. April 1, 1825; resides at Wes- 
terly, R. L; unm. 
(6) Mary Thompson, b. June 6, 1827; d. West Bath, Me., 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

July 20, 1886; m. Charles^ Donnell of Bath, Me.; no 
children. 
(6) Isabella Ann K. Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me.; d. 

young. 
(6) Arabella Thompson, b. Feb. 4, 1833; m. David Davis 
of Peabody, Mass. 
(5) Ruth Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Aug. 3, 1794; d. 
Wakefield, Mass., Feb. 9, 1880; m. (first), Jan. 4, 1822, 
at New Meadows, Me., by Elder Lamb, Capt. John 
Holbrook, b. Bath, Me., Nov. 30, 1789; d. at sea, July 
30, 182.5; son of John Holbrook and Sarah Higgins; 
resided at Topsham, Me. His granddaughter, Mrs. 
Medora Small of Oakl.md, Me., writes: "I have some 
letters written by my Grandfather Holbrook before and 
after his marriage. In one of these he speaks of be- 
ing mate with Captain Blakmar, and that the captain 
was very abusive to him and the crew. This letter 
was written from New Orleans, but the name of the 
vessel was not given. Another letter, dated Jan. 21, 
1823, states that he is just starting on a voyage with 
Captain Farmlej m the schooner Favorite of Bath, 
bound to Demarara and from thence to Coracoa and 
then home. The last letter was written from Acquiri, 
St. Domingo, July, 182.5, and in this he says that he 
hopes to see his home in six weeks. He speaks of his 
'venture' as if he were captain of the ship. I have the 
impression that he died at sea while making this 
voyage which he mentions. In a letter dated Jan., 
1823, he states that his brother Wm. was to come the 
next week with cotton and other things, and it also 
makes mention of his brother Ezekiel. In a letter of 
his dated Bath, Me., June 23, 1823, he says that he will 
sail on the morrow wih Capt. Riley for some of the 
Virgin Islands, and that he will return in Sept." M. 
(second), Edward Cunningham of Athens, Me., but 
there were no children of this second marriage. 
Children of first husband: 

(G) John Quincy Adams Holbrook, b. Topsham, Me.. May 
20, 1823; d. July 3, 1893, in South Boston, Mass. 
He was a prominent man; he first kept a restaurant 
and later took fine care of a Masonic building in 
South Boston, Mass., and also looked very kindly 
after the sick brother Masons. M. (first), June 6, 
1859, Mrs. Eliza Jane Gibson of Boston; m. (sec- 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 73 

ond), at New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 15, 1S88, Mrs. 
Lucy Percival; no children. 
(6) Maria Ann G. Holbrook, b. Topsham, Me., Jan. 11, 
1825; she resides at Lynn, Mass.; she was adopted by 
her aunt, Mrs. Hannali Sniitli (Thompson) Welch; 
m. at Hallowell, Me., Aug. 21, 1848, by Rev. Samuel 
Field, Nathaniel Clark, Jr., b. Limington, Me., June 
10, 1821. He and his wife were members of the 
Baptist Church at Gardiner, Me., until they moved 
to Wakefield, Mass.; he was a most efficient deacon 
in the church; he has always been in the boot and 
shoe business, having had a store in Gardiner, Me., 
for some twenty years; he was first in the firm of 
Cox & Clark, and then in business for himself; the 
firm name was then changed to Sprague & Clark; 
was in business in Wakefield, Mass., about 1871; 
since he gave up work he has resided with his 
daughter, Harriet, at Lynn, Mass.; son of Nathaniel 
Clark of Limington, Me., who m. Martha Small, who 
was b. Jan. 15, 1788, and d. Jan. 20, 182G, and was 
the daughter of William Small and of his first wife, 
Mary March, whom he m. Jan. 7, 1782. 
(7) Medora Frances Clark, b. Gardiner, Me., Feb. 13, 
1850; resides Oakland, Me.; m., at Cliftondale, 
Mass., Oct. 24, 1888, Maj. A. H. Small of Oakland, 
Me. 
(8) Ralph Hugo Small, b. Oakland, Me., Dec. 27, 1889. 
(8) Harold Adams Small, b. Oakland, Me., April 19, 
189:3. 
(7) Howard Ripley Clark, b. Gardiner, Me., Sept. 29, 
18G2; has resided at Gardiner, Me., Wakefield, 
Mass., Boston, Mass., Philadelphia, Pa., New York 
City, Chicago, 111., etc.; employed by the Metho- 
dist Book Concern, New York City, for seven 
years; with A. J. Holman & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.; 
has been member of the firm of Merrill & Baker, 
New York City, and of Ridpath History Company, 
Chicago, HI.; m., Sept. 24, 1889, Louisa Cecilia 
Magee, b. Manayunk, Pa., Feb. 25, 1870; daughter 
of Richard Magee and Louisa Bischoff. 
(8) Marie Hildegarde Clark, b. Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 
Pa., Aug. 15, 1891; resides at Philadelphia, Pa. 
(7) Harriet Ethel Clark, b. Gardiner, Me., July 13, 1869; 
resides at Lynn, Mass. 



74 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(5) Eunice Harding Thompson, b. Sept. 27, 1796; d. Oct. 29, 
1879; m., autumn of 1831, as his third wife, Daniel 
Cole of Cambridge, Me., b. July 30, 1800; d. April 19, 
1875; farmer; son of William Cole, b. Greene, Me.; d. 
Parkmau, Me., 1828 (58y.); resided at first at Park- 
man, Me., then moved to Cambridge, Me.; William 
Cole was a Baptist minister and m. Rhoda Barker of 
Lewiston, Me. 
(6) Hiram Thompson Cole, b. Jan. 15, 1833; d. Aug. 19, 
1899; m. Miranda Watson. 
(7) Daughter; m. S. C. Austin. 
(8) Sons, Everett and El win Austin, live on the old 
Cole farm at Cambridge, Me. 
(5) Robert Thompson, b. Dec. 1, 1798; d. West Bath, Me., 
Sept. 5, 1882; buried- in Brunswick; resided most of 
his life on the old Cornelius Thompson homestead at 
New Meadows, until shortly before his death; farmer; 
m., Nov. 14, 1833, Sylvia Walker of Bath, Me., b. June 
12, 1795; d. April 26, 1877; daughter of Abraham 
Walker. 
(6) John Holman Thompson, b. Lisbon, Me., Sept. 19, 
1834; d. June 29, 190G; resided at Freeport, Me.; 
lived at Lisbon, Brunswick, West Bath, Topsham, 
Pownal and Freeport; farmer; m., June 23, 1869, 
Margaret Oaks Grows, b. Yarmouth, Me., March 27, 
1847; studied in Brunswick (Me.) schools; daugh- 
ter of Joseph Ross Grows and Caroline Coffin. 
(7) Clara Sylvia Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., May 6, 
1870; resides at Freeport, Me.; studied in schools 
of West Bath and Brunswick, Me., and at Provi- 
dence, R. I.; m.. May, 1894, Jerome F. Thomas, b. 
Portland, Me., July 5, 1857; studied in Freeport 
(Me.) schools; druggist; son of John H. Thomas 
and Eliza A. 
(7) Walter Arnold Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., March 
1, 1872; studied at Brunswick (Me.) schools; Tar- 
box Express Company, Portland, Me., express 
driver; m., Dec. 26, 1905, Annie Burrows of Green 
Oaks, N. S. 
(7) Charles Holman Thompson, b. Bunganuc, Me., Sept. 
25, 1876; studied in Brunswick (Me.) schools; re- 
sides at Freeport, Me.; shoe worker; m., May 16, 
1903, Birdie Lucinda Cummings, b. Stony Brook, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 75 

Me., Nov. 26, 1881; graduated from Freeport (Me.) 
High School, 1899. 
(7) Frederic Eugene Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Dec. 
30, 1879; studied in schools of Brunswick and Free- 
port, Me., and in Freeport Grammar School; re- 
sides in Freeport, Me; shoe worker; unm. 
(7) Chester Ezekiel Thompson, b. Nov. 27, 1885; studied 
in Freeport (Me.) schools; graduated from Free- 
port (Me.) High School, 1905; resides Freeport, 
Me. 
(6) Nancy Allen Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Feb. 15, 
1835/'36; d. July 24, 1892; m., March, 1863, as his 
second wife, Simeon Purington, b. West Bath, Me., 
April 23, 1816; d. May 13, 1875 (59y.); farmer; 
son of Humphrey Purington and Sally Higgins. 
(7) Mary Etta Purington, b. May 27, 1SG4; resides 103 

Hamilton Avenue, Lynn, Mass. 
(7) Sarah Abbie Purington, b. April 22, 1866; same ad- 
dress as sister in Lynn, Mass. 
(7) Miles Stanley Purington, b. Dec. 28, 1868; resides 
West Bath, Me., near the old Thompson homestead; 
farmer and mechanic; m., Dec. 19, 1892, Addie 
Frances Chase, b. West Bath, Me., Dec. 31, 1868; 
daughter of George E. Chase. 
(8) Two children. 
(7) Howard Leslie Purington, b. May 2, 1871; resides 
at Lynn, Mass.; machinist; m., April 26, 1897; 
Gertrude Rogers Brown of Lynn, Mass., b. at Fred- 
erickton, N. B., July 24, 1877; daughter of Moses 
Brown and Kate Neals. 
(6) Rachel Mary Thompson, b. Oct. 21, 1837; d. Sept. 1, 
1906; resided 17 Piue Street, Bradford Division, Ha- 
verhill, Mass.: m., in Lynn, Mass., May 11, 1866, 
John Wesley Dunnells of Buxton, Me., b. Feb. 28, 
1840; son of John Sawyer Dunnells and Jane Leavitt 
of Chatham, Mass. 
(7) Idella Maud Dunnells, b. April 4. 1867; d. Plaistow, 
N. H., 1897; m., Dec. 25, 1893, Willie Brown of 
Riverside, Mass., suburb of Haverhill, Mass.; he 
resides in Haverhill and is married a second 
time. 
(8) Henry We.sley Brown, d. in infancy. 
(8) Babe, stillborn. 
(7) Winnifred May Dunnells, b. Stoughton, Mass. — now 



76 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Avon— Jan. 1, 1870; m., Oct. 24, 1888, George Al- 
bert Gorman, at Haverhill, Mass., b. Newburyport, 
Mass., Oct. 5, 18G7; stationary engineer. 
(8) Sylvia May Gorman, b. Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 12, 

1889. 
(8) Ina Maude Gorman, b. Haverhill, March 16, 1891. 
(8) Walter Albert Gorman, b. Plaistow, N. H., June 12, 

1892. 
(8) George Frederick Gorman, b. Haverhill, Mass., 

Feb. 20, 1894. 
(8) Paul Gorman, b. Haverhill, Mass., Nov. 19, 1897. 
(8) Clifton Francis Gorman, b. Haverhill, Mass., 
March 19, 1900. The children have studied in 
Bradford and Haverhill, Mass. 
(7) Irving Clarence Dunnells, b. Lynn, Mass., Dec. 20, 
1872; shoe cutter; m., July 18, 1900, Althea A. 
Moores of Haverhill, Mass., b. Champlain, N. Y.. 
March 2G, 1870. 
(8) Ethel Dorris Dunnells, b. July 4, 1901. 
(7) Herbert Ernest Dunnells, b. Lynn, Mass., Dec. 16, 
1873; resides 392 Washington Street, Haverhill, 
Mass; graduated from Currier's Grammar School, 
Haverhill, Mass, 1889; shoe cutter; has resided in 
Lynn, Mass., Bradford Haverhill, Calais, Me., 
Plaistow and Pittsfield, N. H.; m., June 15, 1898, 
Frances Adaline Wilson, b. Haverhill, Mass., April 
9, 1879; graduated from Currier's Grammar School, 
1895; one year in Wheeler's Academy; daughter 
of Horace G. Wilson and Edna T. Patten. 
(7) Harold Alfred Dunnells, b. Middleton, Mass., Feb. 
24, 1875; resides 6 Jackson Street, Haverhill, 
Mass.; shoe cutter; soldier in Spanish- American 
War; enlisted at Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 29, 1898, 
mustered out at Boston, Mass., April 28, 1899; 
Company F, Eighth Massachusetts Infantry, Capt. 
William C. Dow; Second Brigade, Second Divi- 
sion, First Army Corps, Capt. William A. Pew, Jr.; 
m., Sept. 3, 1905, Emma Ellen Carlton, b. Haverhill. 
Mass., Nov. 16, 1878; studied in Haverhill (Mass.) 
schools; daughter of Charles Carlton and Margaret 

Ellen . 

(7) Fred Thompson Dunnells, b. Bradford, Mass., March 
28, 1880; resides at 59 Pleasant Street, Bradford 
District, Haverhill, Mass.; works for Switchboard 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 77 

Construction Company, New England Telegraph. 
& Telephone Company, Boston, Mass.; m., at Ha- 
verhill, Mass., Sept. 20, 1905, Clara Olive Allen, b. 
Aug. 15, 1881; daughter of Herbert Melville Allen 
and Augusta Jane Varney. 
(5) Maria Ann Goss Thompson, b. July 27, 1803; d. Oct. 18, 

1885; resided at West Bath, Me., 
(5) Ezekiel Thompson, b. Dec. 22, 1805; d. May 30, 1869; 
one of the chief founders of the Free Baptist Church at 
Brunswick, Me. 
(5) Susannah Thompson, b. May 8, 1810; d. at Brunswick, 

Me.; unm. 

* * * * * 

(4) Phineas Thompson, b. July 21, 1760. "He went to sea with 
Captain Tracey in 1780." "He was in a United States 
sloop of war and the vessel was never heard from .and 
was probably captured by an English man-of-war." 



CHAPTER IV. 

Amos Thompson of Bowdoin, Me., and His DescendxVNTs. 

His line: (1) William Thompson; (2) James Thompson 
of Kittery, Me.; (3) Capt. James Thompson of New Mead- 
ows, Me. 

(4) Amos Thompson, b. Brunswick Me., Sept. 3, 1749; d. Bow- 
doin, Me., Jan. 6, 1S35 (S6y.). 

His grandson, Amos Thompson of Belleville, 111., writes 
of him: 

"He lived the greater part of his life on a farm about 
two and one half miles from Bowdoinham Village. He told 
me that when he settled there the country was covered 
with a heavy forest of timber. He said that the bears were 
so plenty that they would destroy the green corn when it 
was in the roasting ear, and would also kill the calves, 
sheep and pigs. He made a snare by bendin.%- down a 
birch sapling, and baiting it with a part of a sheep or calf 
that the bear had caught the night before. When he went 
to the snare in the morning he found that he had caught 
the bear by the hind legs, and the sapling was strong 
enough to lift him from the ground. The bear was stand- 
ing on his fore feet with his hind parts in the air. He 
took his axe and killed him. 

"He was eighty years old when I went to visit him, but 
he was still as straight as a man of thirty years, but he was 
very bald. He had his coffin made and placed up stairs 
in the brick house, so it would be all ready when it was 
wanted. But he did not need it for six years after he made 
it. I was much interested in looking over the house 
where this grandfather was born. It had a large chimney 
in the middle, so that there should be no loss of the heat 
from the fire. My grandfather told me that he was of 
English descent. In the fall of 1774 or 1775 he went with 
General Arnold from Maine to Quebec, for the purpose of 
capturing Quebec. But the plan was a failure. The army 
lay on the river below Quebec all that winter and came 
home in the spring without accomplishing anything. 

"My grandmother, whose maiden name was Hannah 
"Wooster, was quite a stout, large woman at that time and 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 79 

appeared to enjoy good health. She said that she was 
some mixed with French blood." 

The following letter from Amos Thompson clearly shows 
his style of writing, as well as many other interesting 
things in regard to him. It was called out by matters per- 
taining to the family of his son, Abel Thompson, who had 
moved to Illinois some time before: 

"Bowdoin (Maine) Monday, May 31st, 1819. 
"Kind Respectable Sir: 

"I have received your letter of the 2nd of April — last 
part— and am gratified to hear from you at such an early 
date, and shall endeavor to forward an answer according 
to your request. In the first place, sir, you inform me how 
and by what means I may become Administrator and Guar- 
dian of the children, which looks to me most reasonable, 
but, sir, as you inform me that my son Abel had the de- 
sire that the children should enjoy the benefit of his new 
.settlement in that country, I should recoil from interfer- 
ing in that business, but shall confide in your wisdom re- 
specting my son's children and property to be managed for 
them according to your discretion Sir. my age and many 
infirmities of body render me incapable of coming to see 
you, and the man that I have appointed to go on, namely 
Mr. Allen, has gone a great distance to the Eastward, so 
that matter is at an end. But if he had now been at home, 
under the consideration that my son's children were still 
to remain there, I should have been very far from recall- 
ing them if Mr. Allen had gone to see them. Sir, you in- 
form me that my son died seized of about $1G.00, which 
was all you found, which surprised me much, as he must 
have had when he went away from us more than $2,000.00, 
and what should become of it is a great mystery to me, 
without he meted help to those who moved at about the 
same time with him. Sir, I have heard that he requested 
to appoint Mr. Barker (his Christian name I cannot at 
present recollect), but Mr. Barker may likely inform you. 
Sir, if you have not come to the knowledge of it, and I 
hope, Sir, you will be very solicitous to see to the children 
that they have faithful guardians and places to live at 
where they may have the instruction that will be necessary 
for them, and, Sir, my desire for them is fervent, and may 
the God of the fatherless reward you, Sir, with the bless- 
ings of this life and that which is to come. Sir, there are 
some debts that are due to the Estate of my son from peo- 



80 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

pie that are living in our vicinity, and some of it may be 
collected. Sir, if you think convenient, you may consti- 
tute Ezekiel Allen, if you can do it legally, which would 
save you considerable pains and trouble, but as I am not at 
present able to say how that may be, I shall leave that 
matter entirely with you. Sir, you mention one note 
given by John Temple of $15.00. I suppose that he is liv- 
ing in Cincinnati. Sir, you must act your discretion and 
I shall remain satisfied. 

"Dear sir, I have written you such things as at pre.sent 
flow in my mind, but I am loth to trouble you with such 
a long harangue, feeling, Sir, a great reliance on your wis- 
dom and candor and shall leave the whole to you, and 
subscribe myself, 

"Yours, with most profound respect, 

"Amos Thompson. 

"To Mr. Hugh McClintock, Belleville, St. Clair Co. Illi- 
nois Territory. 

"P. S. Pray, sir, remember us to our dear grand- 
children for whom we feel indissoluble ties of tenderness 
and respect. Say to them, as they are able to bear it, that 
they are dutiful and kind to those who have care of 
them, and to all around them, and to remember their Cre- 
ator in the days of their youth. And say to Mehetable, as 
the first of age, that she remind her Uncle Barker's chil- 
dren that we remember them with the same tenderness 
and respect, and that grandfather and grandmother are 
now desirous to hear from you all as often as you can find 
an opportunity. And say to Mr. Barker and wife that we 
remember them with respect, and that we are enjoying the 
blessings of health as our age will permit. Hoping that 
these lines may find each of our dear relatives enjoying 
the same blessings. Betsy and Hannah and their families 
are in good health. 

"Amos Thompson." 

Hon. Horace Purington of Waterville, Me., a great- 
grandson of Amos Thompson, says of him: "He was a 
man of great energy and strong will. Nothing was too 
hard for him to undertake or overcome. He was a man 
of a mechanical turn and somewhat inventive. He built 
a saw and gristmill, and operated it for many years, thus 
accommodating the country for miles around. Many times 
have I heard the old men of the town tell of their going to 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 81 

this mill with their grists of corn, wheat and rye, which 
at first they carried on their backs for miles. Later on, 
horses could be used on the rough roads. Amos Thomp- 
son was high sheriff of his town for many years. Many 
rough men were in the country in those days, but no man 
too ugly for him to arrest ever crossed the borders of 
Bowdoin. 

"He was a man of keen wit, and many are the stories 
which are told of the jokes which he played on others when 
he was sure they would do no personal harm, but fix 
some needed lesson in the minds of his neighbors. One 
year the town of Bowdoin offered five dollars per head for 
every wolf which was caught in the town. At the same 
time the neighboring town of Topsham offered the same 
sum for every wolf that was killed in the town. In a few 
days after this, Amos Thompson caught three wolves in 
Bowdoin, and promptly received the bounty which was 
offered for them. He then took the wolves to Topsham 
and killed them, and got the bounty there. His townsmen 
• tried to get even with him by calling him 'Wolf Thomp- 
son,' but each time the nickname was used more and more 
people laughed at his keen wit. Both towns made their 
laws in regard to bounties for wolves to harmonize, for 
they well knew at what points the shafts of wit had been 
aimed. 'Days of argument would not have accomplished 
what a few jokes of his did,' was the ready verdict of all 
who knew Amos Thompson well." 

Amos Thompson m. Oct. 15, 1774, Hannah Wooster, b. 
in Falmouth, or Gorham, Me.; d. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 25, 
1835 (84 y.). The marriage intention states that he was 
then living "without the bounds of the town of Bowdoin." 
Amos Thompson and his wife lived together 60 years, 
and her death occurred only four weeks after that of her 
husband. The records of the children were found in the 
ancient Bowdoin records. To this Weston Thompson, 
Esq., of Brunswick, Me., added Betsy, who died at the age 

of 12 years, and a child which died in infancy. 
***** 

(5) Abel Thompson, b. Lincoln County, District of Maine, 
Aug. 15, 1775; d. Randolph, St. Clair County, 111., Sept. 
17, 1818. He is said to have been the second child born 
in Lincoln County, Me. One writer says he moved to 
Bowdoin, Me., in 1804. His intention of marriage is 
dated April 7, 1797, to Mary Haynes^ b. Oct. 10, 1770; d. 

6 



82 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

St. Clair County, 111., Sept. 15, 1818; daughter of David 
Haynes, who was b. at Sudbury, Mass., 1740, and spent 
most of his life in Bowdoinham, Me.; her mother was 
Sarah Rowland. The Haynes line is: (1) Walter 
Haynes, b. England, 1583; (2) John Haynes, b. 1G21; 
(3) Peter Haynes; (4) David Haynes; (5) David 
Haynes, father of Mary. Abel Thompson and wife are 
buried seven miles southwest of Belleville, 111. Abel 
Thompson, with his wife and five children, left Maine 
for Illinois in Oct., 1810. They arrived in Illinois March 
15, 1818, and the following September both the parents 
died within two days of each other. His son, Amos 
Thompson, wrote of him: "He joined the Methodist 
Church when he was a young man. He was a steadfast 
Christian all his life. How he kept up his church rela- 
tionship during many years when he had few church 
privileges was but little short of heroic. Father never 
accumulated much property. When he died he owned 
a farm of 140 acres in St. Clair County, 111." 
(6) Betsy Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., July 23, 1797 (July 
25, 179G); d. Oct., 1834; buried in the Phillips Ceme- 
tery near Belleville, 111.; m., Dec. 8. 1814, Ezekiel 
Allen, b. Dec. 4, 1792; d. 1819. "A widow with four 

» 

children, she went to Illinois in 1820 with her uncle, 
Amos Thompson, who visited Maine that year. Only 
three of her children went with her, as Margery Allen, 
the second child, preferred to stay with her father's 
people in Maine." 
(7) Mary Ann Allen, b. June 2, 1815; d. 1840; m. George 
Stuntz, who was b. Belleville, 111., March 26, 1810, 
and d. Sept. 21, 1845; farmer; son of Capt. John 
Stuntz, who lived near Belleville, 111.; buried in 
Stuntz Cemetery, South Newton, St. Clair County, 
111. 
(8) Conrad Stuntz, b. July 22, 1835; d. Sept. 6, 1891; 
he lived in St. Clair County, III., save a year or so, 
about 1SG4, when he visited in Oregon; he was a 
school teacher in his younger days. 
(8) Child, d. in infancy. 

(8) Lucius Dow Stuntz, b. at the house of his grand- 
father, Capt. John Stuntz, near Belleville, 111., 
Jan. 7, 1837; resides Freeburg, 111.; farmer; m. 
(first), Feb. 19, 1801, Mary Ann Holcomb, b. near 
Hecker, 111., Feb. 19, 1844; d. Oct. 18, 1866; buried 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 83 

in Richland Cemetery, nine miles south of Belle- 
ville, 111; daughter of John Holcomb and Lavina 
Potter; m. (second), Sept. 10, 1868, Mary J. Var- 
ner, b. Aug. 23, 1841; daughter of Abraham Varner 
and Edna E. Williams; parents of Virginia. 
Child of first wife: 

(9) George Osmund Stuntz, b. St. Clair County, 111.,. 
Dec. 15, 1862; resides 453 North Sixteenth Street,. 
East St. Louis, 111.; began teaching in 1893 and; 
continued until the fall of 1896; was then elected 
register of deeds for St. Clair County, 111., and 
held the position for four years; then entered 
an abstract title office; is now deputy assessor 
in East St. Louis, 111.; m., Aug. 11, 1886, Mary 
Katherine Spitz, b. Randolph County, 111., Feb.. 
21, 1866; daughter of Conrad Spitz and Kathar- 
rine. 
(10) Jessie May Stuntz, b. Sept. 11, 1887. 
(10) Harrison Goldwin Stuntz, b. Jan. 16, 1889. 
(10) George Washington Stuntz, b. Feb. 22, 1891. 
(10) John Arlington Stuntz, b. Nov. 12, 1894. 
(10) Clara Matilda Stuntz, b. Jan. 24, 1898., 
(10) Helen Edna Stuntz, b. Dec. 3, 1900.. 
Child of second wife: 

(9) Lucius D. Stuntz, Jr., b. April 10, 1874; resides: 
Coulterville, Randolph County, 111.; in the fruit 
canning business; m., Oct. 30, 1895, Mary Jean- 
nette Dixon, b. Nov. 26, 1873. 
(10) Edna Stuntz, b. Nov. 13, 1896. 
(7) Margery Allen, b. Bowdoin, Me., June 4, 1817; "m. Hol- 
brook." "A number of years ago she was a widow 
with three children." 
(7) Hannah Allen, b. Bowdoin, Me., April 17, 1821; d. 
April 8. 184G: she went to Illinois in 1830 with her 
uncle, Amos Thompson; m., April 6, 1838, Edward 
D. Terrell, b. Miilersburg, Ky., March 29, 1815; d. 
May 10, 1904; son of Jeremiah Terrell and Mary- 
Christy of Miilersburg, Ky. In May, 1829, Edward 
D. Terrell went to Belleville, 111., and in 1860 moved 
to Holden, Mo.; farmer and merchant; in his old 
age he spent his very happy days in his pleasant 
home. 
(8) Mary Elizabeth Terrell, b. Belleville, 111., May 27, 
1839; studied in Belleville schools and in Winona 



84 TPIOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

College at Jacksonville, 111.; for five years she was 
a very successful school teacher. 
(8) Martha Jane Terrell, b. Aug. 20, 1841; studied in 
Belleville schools and in St. Joseph Academy at 
St. Louis, Mo.; m. at Holden. Mo., Dec. 1, 1851, 
Daniel K. Carmichael, b. near Holden, Mo., July 
20, 1837; farmer in Holden, Johnson County, Mo.; 
son of Isaac Carmichael and Pamelia Lowrey. 
(9) May Bessie Carmichael, b. Holden, Mo., May 27, 
1868; d. Nov. 30, 1898; m., July 22, 1887, Benner 
F. Shrinkel, b. Thorneville, 0., Oct. 2G, 1861; 
farmer near Holden, Mo.' 
(10) Mary Elsie Shrinkel, b. Oct 20, 1888. 
(iO) Carrie Blanche Shrinkel, b. Dec. 20, 1890. 
(10) Martha Mabelle Shrinkel, b. July 20, 1893. 
(10) Arthur Edward Shrinkel, b. Feb. 29, 1896; d. 

June 28, 1896. 
(10) Bessie Mildred Shrinkel, b. Oct. 2, 1898. 
(9) James Edward Carmichael, b. Holden, Mo., Sept., 
17, 1871; farmer at Holden, Mo.; m.. May 2/, 
1894, Katherine Buss, b. Windsor, Mo., Sept. 14, 
1870. 
(8) James Jeremiah Terrell, b. Belleville, 111., July 6, 
1844; farmer at Holden, Mo.; studied in the Chris- 
tian Brothers' School at St. Louis, Mo.; soldier in 
the Civil War, enlisted Aug. 6, 1862, discharged 
Aug. 12, 1865, in the Thirty-third Missouri In- 
fantry; m., at Jacksonville, 111., Oct. 29, 1873, 
Elizabeth Ennis, b. March 6, 1848; daughter of 
Henry Ennis and Rebecca Adams. 
(9) William Ennis Terrell, b. Holden, Mo., April 4, 
1875; merchant at Sedalia, Mo.; m., Nov. 8, 
1899, Elizabeth Courtney, b. Dresden, Mo., Dec. 
IS, 1872; daughter of Peter Courtney and Eliza- 
beth Bract. 
(9) Arthur David Terrell, b. Holden. Mo., June 18. 
1877; resides at lola, Kan.; civil and mining en- 
gineer; m., July 22, 1903, Nellie Bannon; daugh- 
ter of John T. Bannon and Elizabeth Foot. 
(10) Edward Arthur Terrell, b. lola, Kan., Jan. 18, 
1905. 
(9) James Earle Terrell, b. June 5, 1879; farmer at 
Holden, Mo. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 85 

(8) Hannah Allen Terrell, b. Belleville, 111., March 25, 
1846; d. May 7, 1846. 
(7) Betsy Allen, b. Bowdoin, Me., Feb. 25, 1823; d. 1840. 
(6) Hannah Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., March 20, 1799; d. 
July 21, 1886; always resided in Bowdoin, Me., much 
of the time with her son, Ezekiel Grover. Her father, 
Abel Thompson, cleared a farm in the Bowdoin for- 
ests when she was but five years old; when she was 
but nine years old she carried corn to the mill, five 
miles distant, near the Estey mill. Little River, that 
it might be ground into meal. The corn was lashed to 
the horse's back, she riding in front of it; there were 
then no roads or ways of guidance save the spotted or 
blazed trees; the country was full of Indians and wild 
beasts; at that time there were no houses or roads at 
Lisbon Falls, Me.; m., Sept. 18, 1815, James Grover, b. 
Jan. 26, 1790; d. March 26, 1849; he was the son of An- 
drew Grover, who was twice married. This family re- 
sided about two miles from the old Thompson home- 
stead and about four miles from West Bowdoin, Me. 
(7) Eliza Jane Grover, b. Bowdoin, Me., March 12, 1816; d. 
Taylorsville, 111. April 7, 1899; m. (first), Mr. Jack- 
son; m. (second), Mr. Goud of Taylorsville, 111. 
(7) Mary E. Grover, b. Bowdoin, Me., July 7, 1818; d. 

March 26, 1844; unm. 
(7) Abel Thompson Grover, b. Bowdoin, Me., May 27, 
1820; d. Bowdoin, Me., June 11, 1901; he moved to 
West Bowdoin, Me., March 27, 1858. "He was one of 
Bowdoin's oldest and most respected citizens and was 
born and brought up on the old place now owned by 
Ezekiel Grover, near Cfesar's Pond; he was the only 
surviving member of a family of eight boys and four 
girls; this farm was taken up by his father, James 
Grover, from wild lands, in 1815; he d. on the old 
Abel Thompson farm." M., in Webster, Me., Sarah 
Hannah Roberts, b. Jan. 15, 1824; d. Dec. 4, 1901. 
(8) James A. Grover. b. May 18. 1847; resides Lisbon 
Falls, Me.; m., Dec. 29, 1878, Mary A. Grover of 
Litchfield, Me., b. March 6, 1860; d. July 4, 1901; 
daughter of George Nelson Grover and Emma J. 
Buker; farmer. 
(9) Gilbert N. Grover, b. Oct. 13, 1880. 
(9) Walter L. Grover, b. Sept. 13, 1882. 
(9) Mabel Grover, b. Jan. 25, 1886. 



:86 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Sarah Hannah Grover, b. April 7, 1848; d. Sept. 7, 

1850. 
iS) Mary Elizabeth Grover, b. March 1, 1850; studied in 
Bowdoin (Me.) schools; address, Lisbon Falls, Me., 
R. F. D. No. 1; m. (first), April i8, 1878, Lewis 
Mareellus Haines, who d. Dec. 8, 1903; carpenter; 
son of Lyman Haines, formerly of (jampton Village, 
N. H., l)ut now residing at Rangeley, Me., and 
Sally C. Jones of Campton Brmgc, N. H.; she m. 
(second), April 25, 1906, John Franklin Grover, b. 
Nov. 26, 1857. 
<8) Eldora Grover, b. Jan. 30, 1862; m., Oct., 1885, Gran- 
ville M. Small of Lisbon, Me.; resides at Lisbon. 
<S) George Wilbert Grover, b. May 23, 1865; d. March. 
1886; resided in Bowdoin, Me.; farmer; m., in 
Bowdoin, Feb. 20, 1878, Sylva J. Wheeler, b. Bow 
doin. Me. 
(8) Abel Thompson Grover, b. July 7, 18G7; resides on 
the old Abel Thompson farm at West Bowdoin, 
Me.; farmer; m., Dec, 1904, Tinnie Newell of Web- 
ster, Me. 
(8) King Tallman Grover, dead. 
(8) Frederick Grover, dead. 

(8) Angelia Grover, b. Dec. 26, 18G1; m., at the Grover 
homestead, Dec. 25, 1881, Hosea Bickford of Bow- 
doin, Me.; resides at Lisbon Falls, Me. 
(8) Sidney Grover. 
(8) Eugene Grover. 
(8) Persia Grover; d. Jan., 1906. 
(7) Clara Grover, b. May 21, 1822; d. April 12, 1882; m., 
at the Grover homestead, James Barnes of Deering, 
N. H.; resided at Hillsborough Bridge, N. H. 
(7) Ezekiel Grover, b. Aug. 31, 1826; m., Sept. 27, 1866, 
Maria Ellen Cox, b. April 20, 1828; daughter of 
Isaac Cox and Desire Estes; no children. 
(7) Andrew Grover, b. Aug. 31, 1826; d. at sea, Feb. 8, 

1845; unm. 
(t) Orrin Grover, b. July 15, 1828; d. Bowdoin, Me., Dec. 

1, 1858. 
(7) James Grover. b. July 5, 1830; d. Dec. 11, 1852. 
(7) George Nelson Grover, b. Bowdoin, Me., July 18, 1832; 
d. Litchfield, Me., March 7, 1858; farmer; m. (first), 
in Bowdoin, Oct. 10, 1853, Martha C. Smith of Lisbon, 
Me., b. July 18, 1838; d. July 26, 1855; m. (second), 
June 6, 1857, Emma Jane Buker, b. Bowdoin, Oct. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 87 

28, 1829; daughter of Timothy Buker and Betsy 
Purington. 
Child of first wife: 

(8) Winfred N. Grover, b. Bowdoin, Feb. 2, 1855; d. 
Bowdoin, March 10, 1870. 
Children of second wife: 

(8) George N. Grover, b. April 8, 1858; mechanic; unm.; 

resides at Litchfield, Me. 
(8) Mary Grover, b. March 6, 1860; d. July 4, 1901; 
lived at Lisbon Falls, Me.; m., Dec. 29, 1878, 
James Grover, b. May 18, 1847; farmer; son of 
Albert Thompson Grover and Sarah Hannah 
Roberts. (See records.) 
(8) Emma J. Grover, b. Bowdoin, Me., Feb. 7, 18G4; re- 
sides at Litchfield, Me.; address, Richmond Cor- 
ner, Me.; m., Nov. 8, 1882, Horatio C. Allard, b. 
April 9, 1854; son of William H. Allard and Eliza- 
beth La Plain. 
(9) E. Ethel Allard, b. March 7, 1884. 
(9) M. Gertrude Allard, b. July 16, 1886. 
(9) Harrie G. Allard, b. June 17, 1889. 
(8) Eliza J. Grover, b. Nov. 14, 1866; resides in Bow- 
doinham. Me.; m., April 2, 1895, Edward Buker, b. 
June, 1868; son of William Greenwood Buker and 
Olive Tongue. 
(9) William G. Buker, b. Sept. 28, 1896. 
(7) King Tallman Grover, b. Jan. 1, 1835; d. March 10, 

1875; m., in Bowdoin, Me., Esther Maloon. 
(7) Amanda Grover, b. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 18, 1837; d. New 
Haven, Ind., Jan. 9, 18G4; moved to Allen County, 
Ind., April 10, 1863; m., Oct. 9, 1853, Benjamin Gro- 
ver, b. Bowdoin, Me., April 29, 1825; d. in Indiana 
Nov. 15, 1906. Benjamin Grover m. (second), Ma- 
randa Small of New Haven, Ind. 
Children of first marriage: 

(8) Sidney Grover, b. Aug. 25, 1854. 

(8) Martha Ellen Grover, b. Nov. 25, 1855; d. Dec. 8, 

1887. 
(8) John Franklin Grover, b. Nov. 26, 1857; resides Lis- 
bon Falls, Me.; m., April 25, 1906, Mrs. Mary E. 
(Grover) Haines. 
(8) Clara Elizabeth Grover, b. May 11, 1861; d. June 28, 

1864. 
(8) Amanda Eleanor Grover, b. Allen County, Ind., Oct. 
1, 1863. 



88 ' THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Children of second marriage: 

(8) Albert and Etta Jane Grover (twins). 
(8) Israel Luther Grover. 
(8) Alice Grover. 
(8) Benjamin AY. Grover. 
(8) Nelson P. Grover. 
(7) Fairfield Grover, b. July 26, 1839; d. April 23, 1842. 
(b) Boy and girl; d. in infancy. 

(6 J Mehetable Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., May 3, 180G; d. 
March, 1849; buried in Phillips Cemetery, Belleville, 
111.; m., in Bowdoin, Me., Sept. 9, 1821, Samuel 
Phillips, b. Oct., 1797; d. Jacksonville, 111., Oct., 1865; 
farmer in St. Clair and Jackson counties, 111.; son of 
David Phillips of Turkey Hill, Belleville, 111. 
(7) Daniel Thompson Phillips, b. Belleville, 111., Jan 27, 
1823; d. June 14, 1906; moved to Oregon in 1S57; re- 
sided at Cornelius, Ore.; brick maker; m., April 17, 
1845, Martha Tate, b. Pennsylvania, Dec. 27, 1828; 
daughter of D. M. Tate and Elizabeth Clamfant. 
(8) Melissa J. Phillips, b. March 17, 1847'; m.. May 22, 
1863, C. W. Purdin and resides at Hillsboro, Ore. 
(9) Mary Ann Purdin, b. 1875; m., March 11, 1888, C. 
A. Taylor, farmer at Greenville, Ore. 
(10) Two daughters and a son. 
(9) Walter H. Purdin; farmer at Greenville, Ore.; m. 
in 1S93. 
(10) Two children. 
(9) Huston W. Purdin; farmer at Greenville, Ore.; 
m., 1896; no children. 
(8) Miles C. Phillips; telegraph operator, Forest Grove, 

Ore. 
(8) Edward M. Phillips; m., 1894. 
(8) Stella Phillips; m., 1893, Greenville, Ore. 
(8) Charles Phillips; clerk at Hillsboro, Ore. 
(8) David H. Phillips; resides at Hillsboro, Ore. 
(8) Otis H. Phillips; resides at Hillsboro, Ore. 
(8) Alonzo Adolphus Phillips, b. St. Clair County, 111., 
March 31, 1849; studied in Hillsboro (Ore.) 
schools; has lived in Cornelius, Ore., since 1865; 
brick mason, school clerk, notary public, etc.; m., 
Oct. 15, 1871, Martha Jane Stanley, b. Missouri, 
1852. 
(9) Mary Frances Phillips, b. Tangent, Linn County, 
Ore., Aug. 14, 1872; resides at Monument, Ore.; 



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Studied at Oak Plain School, near Halsey, Ore.; 
m., Jan. 1, 1894, George Washington Saunders, b. 
Hillsboro, Ore., July 20, 1861; merchant. 
(10) Alice Clare Saunders, b. Oct. 14, 1894. 
(9) Daniel Webster Phillips, b. Corvallis, Ore., Oct. 15, 
1880; resides Baker City, Ore.; m. Alice Endi- 
cott. 
(9) Hattie May Phillips, b. Corvallis, Ore., Dec. 22, 

1882; d. Sept. 4, 189G. 
(9) Nellie Phillips, b. Corvallis, Ore., Feb. 17, 1884; 
studied in Corvalli.s schools; lived at Corvallis 
until 1904; resides 1543 Valley Avenue, Baker 
City, Ore., m., July 9, 1904, George W. Ecker- 
man, b. Albany, Ore., Oct. 19, 1879; merchant; 
son of Hiram Eckerman and Minerva J. Harris. 
(10) Helen Jeannette Eckerman, b. Nov. 9, 1905. 
(9) Lester Phillips, b. May 31, 1894. 
(8) Christian N. Phillips, b. Feb. 5, 1851; d. Sept. 16, 

1852. 
(8) Ellen Phillips, b. Feb. 8, 1853; resides Cornelius, 
Ore.; m. (first), Feb. 18, 1869, Mark Hoffman, b. 
Illinois; d. 1884; farmer; m. (second), Sept. 15, 
1S78, Grafton Baker Vickers, b. Sept. 12, 1846; 
farmer. 
Children of first husband: 

(9) Daniel Lee Hoffman, b. Cornelius, Ore., June 30, 
1871; studied in Hillsboro (Ore.) High School; 
farmer, two miles from Courtney, N. D. ; m., 
Dec, 1901, Lulu Wright of Courtney, N. D. 
(9) Irving Hill Hoffman, b. May 21, 1874; resides at 
Portland, Ore.; graduated from Cornelius (Ore.) 
High School; m., 1898, Anna Neep. 
Children of second husband: 

(9) Rhoda Ann Vickers, b. June 23, 1879; graduated 

from Cornelius (Ore.) High School. 
(9) Pratt Grafton Vickers, b. Jan. 21, 1881; telegraph 
operator at St. Joseph, Ore.; graduated from 
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.; m., June 
20, 1906, Clara Lund. 
(9) William Baker Vickers, b. Oct. 10, 1883; graduated 
from Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.; con- 
fectionery store, Cornelius, Ore.; m., Feb. 5, 
1905, Jeannette Ross of Portland, Ore. 
(9) Franklin Arthur Vickers, b. June 2, 1885; d. Jan. 
23, 1889. 



90 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Sarah E. Phillips, b. Jan. 5, 1855; resides at Gaston, 
Ore.; m. (first), Dec. 26, 1874, Martin Parsons; m. 
(second), Jan. 5, 1880, Darling Smith. 
Children of first husband: 

(9) Martha J. Parsons; m. Eben Hall, a farmer, and 
resides at Dilley, Ore. 
(10) Willis Hall, b. 1896. 
(9) Rosa May Parsons, b. Jan. 7, 1878; m., Nov. 26, 
1894, Robert Hougherty, and resides at Lafay- 
ette, Ore. 
(10) Fanny Hougherty. 
(10) Harold Hougherty. 
(10) Earle Hougherty. 
Children of second husband : 

(9) Lulu Smith; m., Sept. 1, 1898. George Stuart, and 
resides at Dilley, Ore. 
(10) Lilly Stuart. 
(10) Tracey Stuart. 
(9) Herbert Smith; resides at Westfall, Ore.; farmer. 
(9) Nettie Smith; resides at Dilley, Ore. 
(9) Vivian Smith, b. 1887. 
(9) Roy Smith. 
(8) Milly Phillips, b. Dec. 24, 1857; resides at Mist, Ore. 

m., June 8, 1877, Walter S. Shearer; farmer. 
(8) George W. Philips, b. Oct. 6, 1859; resides at Port- 
land, Oi'e. 
(8) Mary F. Phillips, b. Jan. 8, 1862; d. July 2, 1864. 
(8) Alice E. Phillips, b. March 14, 1864; resides at 
Hillsboro, Ore.; m., Sept. 28, 1882, J. E. Found. 
(9) Bodie Found, b. Jan. 29, 1883. 
(9) Ernest Found, b. Jan. 7, 1885. 
(9) Orra Found, b. Jan. 1. 1886. 
(9) Albert G. Found, b. May 13, 1888. 
(8) Charles W. Phillips, b. March 1, 1867; m., Jan. 11, 

1889, Zillah Howard, who d. March 1, 1900. 
(8) Albert T. Phillips, b. Nov. 8, 1869; d. April 22, 1900; 
m., 1894, Sarah S. Huston. 
(7) Amos Phillips, b. Jan. 12, 1826; d. Smithton, 111., June 
5. 1905; carpenter and farmer; m., Jan. 5, 1859, Mary 
Higgins, b. near Smithton, 111., April 29, 1830; d. 
April 10, 1904; daughter of Robert Higgins and 
Sarah Clair. 
(8) Sarah A. Phillips, b. July 1, 1852; m., Jan. 30, 1872, 
at Prairie de Long, Isaac Rettingliouse, b. Hecker, 



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91 



Monroe County, 111., Feb. 9, 1848; d. May 31, 1896; 
farmer. 
<9) Charles Alwin Rettinghouse, b. near Hecker, 111., 
Sept. 22, 1872; studied in country schools; em- 
ployed in a creamery; m., Jan. 16, 1895, Susan 
Coulter, b. near Hecker, 111., Jan. 19, 1876; 
studied in country schools; daughter of Al. 
Coulter and Christiana Woods; resides Hecker, 
111. 
(9) Willie Rettinghouse, b. Nov. 26, 1876. 
(9) Caleb Rettinghouse, b. July 12, 1880. 
(8) Mary Jane Phillips, b. June 5, 1858; resides near 

Smithton, 111.; unm. 
(S) Deborah Phillips; d. in infancy. 

(8) Jerome Phillips, b. on the farm near Smithton, 111., 
May 18, 1861; resides at Sherwin Junction, Kan.; 
m., July 19, 1893, Miranda Jane Miller, b in Illi- 
nois, Nov. 15, 1865; daughter of Alexander Miller; 
moved to Kansas in 1885. 
(9) Ethel May Phillips, b. June 19, 1884. 
(9) Marilla Caroline Phillips, b. Aug. 20, 1886; d. Nov. 

16, 1888. 
(9) Amos Alexander Phillips, b. June 29, 1889. 
(j) Grace Oliver Phillips, b. Nov. 19, 1891. 
(9) Georgianna Phillips, b. Nov. 1, 1893. 
(9) Ruth Rowan Phillips, b. July 30, 1896. 
(8) Benjamin A. Phillips, b. July 19, 1864; resides at 
Smitnton, St. Clair County, 111.; studied in schools 
of Smithton township; farmer; m., Sept. 16, 1905, 
Kate Frisell, b. Smithton, 111., June 1, 1872; no 
children. 
(7) Joseph Duncan Phillips, b. Washington County, Ore., 
May 16, 1829; farmer: m., 1852, Julia Duncan, b. St. 
Clair, 111., 1834; d. April 16, 1872. 
(8) William R. Phillips, b. Washington County, Ore., 
Oct. 16, 1857; farmer; lived South from Aug., 1869, 
to March 11, 1894; resided in Florence, Col., 1896; 
at Los Angeles, Cal., to Sept., 1900; moved to AVash- 
ington in 1901; m., Jan. 1, 1882, Alice May Win- 
gate, b. Montgomery County, 111., Sept. 21, 1862; 
daughter of Stanley J. Wingate and Anna E. 
Berry. 
(9) Arthur E. Phillips, b. March 6, 1884. 
(9) Charley S. Phillips, b. Dec. 23, 1885. 



92 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(9) Anna Wingate Phillips, b. Dee. 23, 1885. 
(8) Edward Phillips. 
(7) Francis Marion Phillips; d. St. Clair County, 111., Jan. 

20, 1849. 
(7) Elizabeth Phillips; d. Marion County, 111., 1877; m. 

Green Hill. 
(7) Wylie Harris Phillips, b. Belleville, 111.. Jan. 1, 1833; 
resides Shawnee, Okla.; has lived at Georgetown, 
111., Cornelius, Ore., Holden, Mo.; Denison, Tex.; 
Wichita Falls, Tex.; nurseryman; m., in Davis 
County, Ky., Sept. 28, 1872, Lydia Elizabeth Bise, b. 
Deer Valley, 0., Nov. 23, 1854; daughter of Henry 
Lewis Bise and Ellen Sonnels. 
(8) Mary Elizabeth Phillips, b. Holden. Mo.. Oct. 15, 
1878; resides at Turkey, Tex; graduated from St. 
Louis (Mo.) Kindergarten Normal school; taught 
two years in El Meta Bond College; has lived at 
Shawnee, Okla., and Roswell, N. M.; m., Nov. 27, 
1901, Garfield Taylor Black, b. Des Moines, la.. May 
17, 1878; graduated Drake University and Colum- 
bia School of Oratory; teacher of oratory; on ac- 
count of ill health became a ranchman; son of Gil- 
son T. Black, b. Louisville, Ky., 1842. 
(8) Matibel Phillips, b. Sept. IG, 1880; resides Shawnee, 
Okla.: graduated Wichita Falls (Tex.) High 
School; studied five years in music and piano; m., 
May 26, 1902, Alexander Buford Jones, b. Lexing- 
ton, Ky., Aug. 25, 18G9; farmer and real estate 
^.ealer: 
(9) Mildred Jones, b. Feb. 9. 1903. 
(8) Harris Willey Phillips, b. Holden, Mo., April 29,1882; 
address, 108-110 South 8th Street. St. Louis, Mo.; 
pnarmacist; city salesman for Parker, Davis & Co.; 
studied in schools of Denison, Tex., and at St. 
Louis (Mo.) College of Pharmacy, June, 1903. 
(8) Nellie Pearl Phillips, b. March 23, 1884; resides at 
Sulpher, I. T.; graduated at Shawnee (Okla.) 
High School, 1900; studied painting with Mrs. 
Dodge, at Shawnee, Okla., and is a fine artist. 
(8) Guy Francis Phillips, b. Dee. 27, 1886; resides at 
St. Louis, Mo.; graduated from Shawnee (Okla.) 
High School, 1902; m University of Oklahoma, 
Sept. 1903, to March, 1904; Wright's Business 
College, St. Louis, Mo.; stenographer. 



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(7) Clarence Phillips. 

(7) Hannah Phillips, b. Belleville, 111., Sept. 30, 1844; re- 
sides Kell, Marion County, 111.; studied in the coun- 
try schools; after the death of her mother she lived 
in Jefferson County, 111.; m., March 20, 1862, Hiram 
Howard, b. June 13, 1842; son of M. M. Howard and 
Jane Carpenter. 
(8) Marcellus Moss Howard, b. Nov. 14, 18G3; farmer, 
near Divide, Jefferson County, 111.; m., Sept., 1882, 
E. Lizzie Howard, b. Wayne County, 111., Jan. 18, 
18G7; daughter of Boone Howard and Mary Dols. 
(9) Evelyn Howard, b. April 24, 1885. 
(9) Orra Belle Howard, b. March 12, 1887. 
yd) Clara A. Howard, b. July 14, 1890. 
(9) Charles M. Howard, b. Nov. 9, 1893. 
(9) William Howard, b. Dec. 15, 1896. 
(9) Tinnie Howard, b. Aug., 1899. 
(9) Thomas F. Howard, b. March 20, 1901. 
(9) Rob Roy Howard, b. Feb. 10, 1903. 
(8) Addie Howard, b. Oct. 18, 1869; resides at Centralia, 
111.; dressmaker; m., Dec. 23, 1888, Littleton David- 
son Harmon, b. in Tennessee; machinist. 
(9) Pansy May Harmon, b. Dec. 15, 1894. 
(8) Thomas F. Howard, b. Nov. 8, 1871; resides on the 

farm with his parents; unm. 
(8) Alonzo Howard, b. Dec. 9, 1873; resides near Kell, 
111.; farmer; m., Nov. 17, 1901, Emeline Hawkins, 
Sept. 14, 1881; daughter of Alonzo Hawkins and 
Adaline Donaho. 
(9) Reuben Howard, b. Aug. 2, 1902. 
(9) Clarence Howard, b. Feb. 26, 1904. 
(8) Louis Howard, b. Dec. 5, 1875; resides at Kell, 111.; 
blacksmith; m., Oct. 4, 1898, Katie Roach; daugh- 
ter of Woodson Roach and Susan. 
(9) Henry Howard, b. Dec, 1889. 
(9) Robert Lee Howard, b. Oct., 1902. 
(9) Susan Howard, b. Aug. 20, 1904. 
(8) Josephine Howard, b. June 10, 1877; resides near Di- 
vide. Jefferson County, 111.; m., Nov. 1, 1899, 
Albert Brookman; farmer. 
(9) Charles Brookman, b. May 10, 1900. 
(9) Flossie Brookman, b. Sept. 12, 1903. 
(8) Rosa Lee Howard, b. Jan. 6, 1881; resides near Sa- 
lem, Jefferson County, 111.; m., Dec. 25, 1900, Etty 
Early, b. April 8, 1880; farmer. 



94 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(9) Addie Josephine Early, b. Jan. 30, 1905. 

(7) Mary Ann Phillips; d. in California, 189G. 

(7) Thomas Phillips; resides at Pomona, Jackson County, 
111. 

(7) Margaret Phillips; d. St. Clair County, 111., at two 
years of age. 
(G) Amos Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., April 20, 1807; d. at 
the home of his son, Charles H. Tliompson at Port- 
land, Ore., Saturday evening, April 13, 1901 (93y., 11 
mo., 17d.). His remains were taken back to the old 
Illinois home, where he had spent nearly all his life, 
and buried in the beautiful Green Mount Cemetery. 
Very impressive services were conducted by the 
pastors of the Baptist and Methodist churches, the 
large audience room being entirely filled with the old 
neighbors and friends. The choir tenderly rendered 
the most comforting hymns, and tlie organ selections 
by Miss Zoe Harrison were especially chosen for the 
occasion. Then the very large funeral cortege wended 
its way to the cemetery. Standing beside the open 
grave, the Hon. L. D. Turner delivered the following 
address: 

"Uncle Amos Thompson was my friend, and I ap- 
proach the story of his life conscious of one's weak- 
ness when he speaks of a friend. I loved him, as all did 
who knew him well, for to know him well was to love 
him more. My own gentle mother taught me to love 
him, for she knew him well. And his illustrations of 
tne lessons taught me intensified my love. He and she 
were sheltered under the same roof, warmed at the 
same hearthstone, fed the same food, clothed by the 
same hands, educated in the same log schoolhouse and 
studied at home by the light of the same tallow can- 
dle. Their notions of the present life, and their hopes 
of the future life, were the same, and their strength of 
body the same, as they succumbed to death at the 
same time. 

"Amos Thompson was born April 26, 1807, and died 
April 13, 1901. His parents came to St. Clair County in 
1816. His mother protested against the journey, and 
remarked, 'I am going to my grave,' and her prophecy 
was fulfilled, as she and her husband died within two 
days of each other, in less than three months after 
their arrival in Illinois. After the death of his parents 




Amos Thompson. 



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95 



he lived with a neighbor one year, and when he was 
ten years old, he made his home until he reached his 
majority, with John Stuntz of Turkey Hill. On May 
15, 1S31, he married Irene Moore Charles of Twelve- 
Mile Prairie and went to farming in High Prairie. The 
wife died in 1852. His living children are Charles H. 
of Portland, Ore., Alonzo of Fullerton, Neb., Mrs. The- 
ophilus Harrison of Colorado Springs, Col., and Cyrus 
of Belleville. He was three times elected to the Illinois 
Legislature, the first time in 1842, and succeeded him- 
self in 1844 and was elected again in 1866. In search 
of a better climate, he moved to Oregon some five years 
ago, but he always called Illinois his home. 

'He still had hopes, his long vexations past, 
Here to return and die at home at last.' 

"After a very long life of spotless conduct, that comes 
only from a heart by nature born of purest impulses, 
of perfect integrity, commanding and maintaining con- 
tinuously a unanimity of respect from all classes and 
Kinds of men with whom he came in contact and asso- 
ciation, either in a private business way or in a public 
way calculated to promote the public weal, or stay the 
public woe, our loved friend, our long-time neighbor, 
our former citizen, our good, kind, dear old father, has 
reached the limits of life's boundary line and has closed 
his eyes in the everlasting sleep, and 'joined the innu- 
merable caravan that moves to the pale realms of 
shade, where each shall take his chamber in the silent 
halls of death.' The grave is open and ready to receive 
and hide forever from our view that frank, placid coun- 
tenance; that bent and bowed, yet strong and stalwart, 
form. But the memory of his many manly virtues, of 
his good deeds done, of his fatherly devotion, 'fadeth 
not away.' And if every one upon whom he hath be- 
stowed a favor could place but a single petal of a rose 
upon his grave, it would be changed from a little 
mound of cold clay to a mighty mountain of sweet 
flowers. When the electric current flashed over the 
Rocky Mountain tops the information of his death, the 
tenaerest chord is touched and the heart bleeds, and 
as the story is repeated on the street a sympathetic 
chord is touched in every heart, and in silent cadence 
the words are spoken — Amos Thompson is dead. 

"In the death of the oldest and charter member of the 



96 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Octogenarian Club, the venerable and esteemed Amos 
Thompson, we mourn the loss of one whose memory we 
will cherish as long as friendship, founded on virtue 
and worth, is a cardinal principle of the human heart. 
His rectitude through a long life elicits our highest ad- 
miration. His sound judgment in all temporal affairs, 
his unswerving integrity in all his dealings with his 
fellow-men, and his broad charity, have stamped their 
impress on the community in which he has lived an 
honored and worthy member. Never a seeker of office, 
his eminent qualifications commanded the confidence of 
the discerning public and offices of trust and responsi- 
bility were conferred upon him, and in the faithful 
service rendered he merited their highest respect. 
Wealth that he accumulated through industry, frugal 
habits and fair dealing, stimulated no false pride in 
sither feeling or action, but was employed by him in 
various channels for the benefit of others, and the 
needy were often and kindly remembered. His influ- 
ence was always cast on the side of right, and his moral 
character was above reproach. His gentle manners en- 
deared him to all, and to be numbered among his 
friends was an honor to be coveted. His kind remem- 
brance of absent members gave evidence of his interest 
in their welfare and love for the brotherhood. His fair 
name, and noble example, are an imperishable heri- 
tage to his children, and the monument he has built in 
this community is more lasting than bronze or marble. 
"Of this Octogenarian Club, whose memorial I have 
read, he was a charter member, and lived longer than 
any other member save one — Col. John Thomas, who 
lived a little less than one year longer than Amos 
■j. iiompson. He was a man without enemies. He was 
loved and admired by everybody. He was the soul of 
nonor and trusted all with whom he dealt. He was not 
a member of any church, but believed in the immor- 
tality of the soul. He was liberal in his views towards 
all denominations, and his motto was: 

'Teach me to feel another's woe, 

To hide the fault I see, 
That mercy I to others show. 
That mercy show to me.' 

"He verified the old adage, which to him was a very 
familiar one, 'A punctual man holds his neighbors' 



THOMPSON GENExVLOGY. 9T 

purse strings.' At the early age of ten years we find 
him an orphan boy in a new country, among strangers, 
homeless, friendless and penniless. Twenty years 
thereafter we find him in possession of a home and a 
family, friends in numbers, and pennies in goodly quan- 
tity. And yet another twenty years and we find him 
comfortably located and pleasantly situated, but 'still 
achieving, still pursuing,' his name extending, his in- 
fluence widening, his friends increasing, public confi- 
dence placed in him, and his voice is heard advocating 
the cause of the people in the legislative halls in this 
great and growing state. 

"And in yet another twenty years we find him de- 
prived of his wife, but he is not homeless now, for to 
him sons and daughters were born, and the unspeaka- 
ble love with which he loved his wife was not buried 
in the cold earth with her lifeless body, but it lived on, 
and passed over into and strengthened his lasting, liv- 
ing love for his children and, though there was one va- 
cant chair, the home circle was not broken, and he was 
not homeless, for his erstwhile home was their home, 
and their future homes were his home. 

"And in this same twenty years not a friend that he 
had made was lost, not a friendship was broken, — but 
each one became a better friend, — and to this circle 
numberless others were added. 

■'And in this same twenty years not a penny earned 
in youth was lost in wild speculation or gambling ad- 
ventures, but the penny once earned was judiciously 
invested and its increments added thereto. And yet, 
with all these things accomplished, he is not fifty years 
old and he lives yet nigh another fifty years before he 
passes into another life: and he goes on making new 
friends, and never losing an old one, does public ser- 
vice in many official ways, helps the needy. From his 
lofty mountain height of success he could take a retro- 
spective view of his past, and could readily see and 
learn whom to help, when to give, and where to give. 
His charity was great, and it was not heralded in the 
public press. Of the poor of our city he was ever mind- 
ful, and was always willing to give liberally. With the 
Woman's Relief Corps he was prodigal. To them he 
would give fifty dollars, then the same sum, then double 
that gift. Surely these will feel the breaking of his 
purse strings. 
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98 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

• In stature, Amos Thompson was short and stoutly- 

built, with firm, erect walk, and his countenance was 
always peaceful. He had done no wrong and there 
was no heartache to rack his brain and distress his 
look. He was regular and temperate in his habits and 
exceedingly industrious. Labor was a pleasure. His 
education was limited to that of the earlier common 
school. Then things were rude, indeed, in our new state. 
But he was a great reader of history and a lover of the 
poets, and possessed a most wonderful memory. He 
had the genealogy of the kings and the battles of the 
nations, at his command, and the songs of the poets 
were on his tongue. Given the wonderful advantage of 
the present school, college and university, and tne query 
is, 'What would he not have accomplished?' He was a 
good, successful and exemplary citizen. And the rea- 
son for all this can be expressed in three words, 'He 
did right.' The world loves and properly appreciates a 
right thinking man. Success obtained by any other 
than fair means is a bubble in the air. 

"Old classmate of my mother, old friend of my 
father, I must bid thee farewell. Thou didst awake in 
the early gray dawn of the most wonderful century of 
all the ages; thou wert born on the northeastern coast 
of the most wonderful republic of all the nations, and 
at thy birth the restless, rolling waves of the Atlantic 
sang in their foaming spray thy lullaby. And as the 
bells in the steeples rang out the old century of thy 
birth, wherein thou hadst witnessed the most wonder- 
ful, marvellous discoveries and improvements, on the 
western coast of the wonderful republic, grown to be 
the greatest nation among all the nations, there thou 
didst fall to sleep, and at thy death the smooth, sink- 
ing waves of the Pacific sea, washing the most western 
shores of thy native land, sang thy requiem. And, as 
thou didst request it to be done, thy body is brought 
here to the cemetery of thy choice, in 'Sweet Green 
Mount,' there to be laid in the lap of mother earth. 
The light of thy star of life is not gone out, but only 
gone to shine as a brighter life in that world which has 
no ending. And as on earth thou didst see the 
worldly cities beside the shore-bound seas where the 
light of man shone on the streets, so now in Heaven, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 99 

'Thou dost see the Holy City, 
Beside the tideless sea, 

The light of God is on its streets, 

The gates are open wide, 
And all who will may enter, 

And no one is denied.' 

"May others like unto thee arise to teach the people 
and lead our people, glorify our republic and exalt our 
race, is my prayer at thy grave. For the love I bore 
him living, for the fragrant memory I cherish of him 
dead, I come to render this poor tribute of my affectioa 
and respect today: This, and more, he would have 
done for me." 

'ine pall bearers at the funeral of Amos Thompson 
were Messrs. Hugh W. Harrison, Lee Harrison, Charles 
W. Harrison, John Heinzelman, William Heinzelman 
and L. D. Turner. 

The Belleville (III.) Weekly Advocate adds a few 
facts which are not recorded in tlie above oration: 
"On tlie death of his parents, Amos Thompson found a 
home with a neighbor named Fowler. He then became 
an apprentice to John Stuntz, tanner and furrier, who 
sent him to school, and with whom he remained until 
he was twenty-one years old. He then learned the 
carpenter's trade with Mr. Fowler, and worked at it 
for about twenty years. In 1829 he assisted Mr. Fow- 
ler in building the Belleville Court House. In the 
early '30s he began purchasing real estate, and soon 
became the owner of large landed interests in St. 
Clair County, 111., and in Missouri. After his marriage 
he was a farmer until 1852. In 18C3 he sold his farm 
and retired from active labors, making his home with 
his children. He was one of nature's noblemen, gra- 
cious and generous to all, and possessed of a high and 
noble character. He was a Democrat at first, but be- 
came a Republican when that party came into power." 

From the Oregonian of Portland, Ore.: "Probably 
no voter who cast his ballot for McKinley and Roose- 
velt in Oregon, Nov. G, 1900, has a longer and more in- 
teresting record than Amos Thompson of Mt. Tabor, 
who will be 94 years old the 2Gth of next April. He 
went to the polls with his sons, Charles and Cyrus, of 
Belleville, 111. Thus assisted, he was able to walk most 

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100 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

of the way. Amos Thompson first voted for Jackson 
in 1828, and has thus east nineteen ballots for presi- 
dents. He was well acquainted with Stephen A. Doug- 
las and Lincoln." 

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of April 15, 1901: 
"Amos Thompson made it a point to distribute his 
wealth as he went through this world. He did not 
like death-bed bequests or post mortem settlements of 
estates. Forty years ago he adopted this plan of giv- 
ing his wealth as he accumulated it. It was a pleasure 
to distribute it among his children and see them enjoy 
the benefits of his labor and good management. In a 
certain way he made them stockholders in all his en- 
terprises. When he amassed any considerable amount 
of money he would divide it among his sons and daugh- 
ter, only reserving enough for his own needs. Before 
leaving Belleville, 111., for Oregon, in 1896, he made a 
division of his wealth. It is said that each of his chil- 
dren received $10,000. Up to that time he had attended 
to all of his affairs." 

The following letter from Amos Thompson, while he 
was in the Illinois Legislature, gives a good picture of 
nis earnest work: 

"Springfield, Ills., Feb. 3, 1843. 
"Friend Davis: 

"Permit me to drop you a few lines. I am enjoy- 
ing good health, and have done so ever since I have 
been here, and hope that you and your family have 
been enjoying the same blessing. We have been in 
session now two months and we have done little, ap- 
parently, although it appears that the members have 
been industrious and have lost but little time, and 
these members are noted by those who have been ac- 
quainted with the Legislatures heretofore, for sobri- 
ety. You see no drinking going on here. Sixty-four 
members have joined the Washingtonians and there 
seems to be a great reformation here in regard to 
drinking. At one meeting one hundred and twenty 
men and women joined. 

"We are trying to District the State. It is more of 
a job than I expected. We have too many men who 
want Districts to suit themselves. The bill is to the 
third reading in the House. I cannot give you the sit- 
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101 



the mouth of the Ohio, tnence north up to Madison 
County, and the Third Principal Meridian is the East 
line. You have seen a descrii)tion of it in the Belle- 
ville Advocate. But there are many alterations in the 
plan there proposed. The Democratic Party is very 
much divided respecting the Districting of the State. 
On other matters they have acted together as much as 
could have been expected. 

"The last conversation which I had with you you 
wished me to try to do something in regard to the 
property that was exempt from execution. You con- 
cluded that it had a bad effect on the community. I 
was of your opinion, but the House of Representatives 
have gone and passed through their House the Bill 
exempting in addition to what is already exempt, one 
stove, two head of sheep, for each member of the fam- 
ily, and a spinning wheel, fuel, — for how long I cannot 
tell — and feed for a sheep, cow and calf, and several 
other articles. There is a wonderful spirit of relief 
here. I did what I could against the Bill, but it went 
through the House. It has not yet come up in the Sen- 
ate. Whether they will concur with the house or not 
is uncertain. It is my opinion it will injure the honest 
part of the community, and we should not favor the 
rogues. An honest poor man wants the credit of all the 
property which he has in his possession. A bill has 
passed the Senate regulating the interest on money. 
The school money, according to this Bill, shall here- 
after be loaned for 8 per cent lawful interest. In other 
cases it is to be 6 per cent. How it will go in the 
House I cannot tell, as it has not yet come up. If it 
can be defeated, the members from your County will all 
try to do it. Catlin in the Senate voted for the Bill. 
I consider that I have no more right to tell you what 
you shall loan your money for, than to tell you what 
you shall card your wool for, or the farmer, what he 
shall sell his wheat for. Demand and supply will al- 
ways regulate the interest on money, and laws of that 
kind only tend to cause mankind to avoid the law in 
place of maintaining it. This afternoon we were at 
work on the Shawnee Bank and had some fine speeches. 
What will be the result is uncertain. Some of the 
members, I think, are a little squeamish. Time, as 
Burns the poet says, will determine. The Canal Bill 



102 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

has occupied some time and has not yet passed the 
House. Whether to vote for it or not I do not know. 
You have seen the plans from the Committee on Ca- 
nals, I expect. I am afraid of it. I do not wish to 
sanction any measure that will involve the State in 
more debt, and the measure, from that Committee, I 
am fearful will result in nothing more. I am very 
tired of this place, but will be here till the last of the 
month. 

"If you shouiu see Samuel Stookey please to inform 
him if he wants his pro rata share of the bank notes 
that he sent up here by me that I expect the Bank will 
pay out the silver before I return and I can bring it to 
him. If he wishes he can write and I will bring either 
silver or paper. Your friend, 

"Amos Thompson. 
"To William Davis, Belleville, Ills." 

The following reminiscences of Amos Thompson were 
written by him in 1898, at his home in Mt. Tabor, Ore. 
A severe illness hindered him from completing them: 

"Scenes in strong remembrance set, 
Scenes never, never to return; 
Scenes if in stupor I forget. 
Again I feel, again they burn." 

— Burns. 

"Feeling that some recollections of my early days, 
and how the families of Abel Thompson and Caleb 
Barker moved to this western country from what then 
was called the District of Maine, will be helpful and 
fully believing that such information would be appre- 
ciated and valued by those who follow us on the never- 
ending stream of life, I jot down the following: 

"In the spring of 1815 my father was well situated 
in Maine, with no debts against him, and in possession 
of a well-stocked farm and a water saw-mill, and ap- 
parently lacking nothing but a contented mind, but 
that is everything in life. He had been reading of the 
state of Ohio, and some of his neighbors had moved 
there, and to satisfy himself he made the trip there. 
He started early in the spring of 1815, having pre- 
viously placed his farm and mill in the hands of his 
son-in-law, James Grover. He went with a horse and 
carriage, and in passing through the Allegheny Moun- 




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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 103 

tains, the Indians stole his horse, which he never re- 
covered from them, and from the place where the 
horse was stolen he made the balance of the distance 
to Ohio afoot. He returned from Ohio in the fall of 
1815 well pleased with the country, and immediately 
set to work preparing to move. 

"A few weeks after father left home, the saw-mill was 
burned up with considerable lumber adjoining the mill, 
which was a great loss to him. He never again re- 
built the mill, but rapidly went to work selling his 
stock and farm and preparing to move. Mother was 
very much opposed to leaving her friends and home in 
Maine, and often have I heard her expressions that 
she was going to her grave. But father was deter- 
mined, as he said, to bring his children into a country 
where they would not have to labor as hard as he had 
worked for a living. Could he have pushed the veil 
aside which hid the transactions of the next thirty 
months from him, with what horror would he have 
abandoned his contemplated trip. ('Blindness,' says 
the poet, 'to the future kindly given, that each may 
fill the circle marked by Heaven.') For in less than 
thirty months from the time that they left Maine, 
father and mother were both dead, and their children 
orphans among strangers. 

"By the middle of October, 1816, he was ready to 
start on his journey to his future home. Caleb Bar- 
ker, a brother-in-law to father, and family agreed to 
go out with him. Barker's family consisted of him- 
self, wife and five children; namely, Sally, Amos, 
Sybil, Adeline and Nelson. Father's family consisted 
of five children, Mehetable, Amos, Eleanor, Haines and 
Abel, — all healthy children, and I never knew father 
to be sick until his death sickness in Hlinois. James 
Grover, wife and one child agreed to come out West 
with father. All three families. Barker's, Grover's and 
father's, prepared themselves with good comfortable 
w^agons and teams, suitable to make the trip in the 
winter to Olean Point, at the head of the Allegheny 
River, where they expected to take water and go down 
to Cincinnati. Father disliked so much the hogs in 
the state of Ohio, that he procured three beautiful 
white guinea pigs to take along with him; — two female 
and one male. In traveling through the state of New 



104 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

York, the male pig was stolen and lost. The other two 
we carried with us to Illinois and they were sold at 
father's sale;— quite fine, large hogs. Mr. James 
Grover was living with my father when they were pre- 
paring to move, and his parents were very much op- 
posed to leaving them. Father and mother wished 
their daughter, his wife, to accompany them to the 
new country. Grover had prepared himself with a 
good team and wagon suitable for the journey and the 
day was fixed for starting, and as Grover lived with 
father, the two wagons and teams started off at the 
same time together. Grover's team got the advantage 
of him and ran his wagon up against a log lying near 
the road, and it is said that one of the axletrees of his 
wagon was broken. At any rate, the accident so dis- 
couraged Grover that he gave up the journey, and 
bought him a farm nearby and settled on it and raised 
a large family. He and wife and several of his family 
are buried there, his wife living to be some eighty- 
eight years of age. After the accident to Grover. Barker 
and father proceeded alone on their journey. The first 
night after we left home, we stayed at Brunswick. 
From there the most direct road to Oleau Point was 
taken, but winter overtook us long before we reached 
Olean, and when we arrived there we found many fam- 
ilies waiting to go down the river when the spring 
would open. Father and Barker immediately proceeded 
to build a flat-boat sufficiently large to transport the 
two families to Cincinnati. Father being a ship car- 
penter was of great advantage in building the boat. 
By the time the river opened in the spring, their boat 
was ready and was the first boat to leave Olean for 
Pittsburg. On the boat from Olean to Pittsburg, 
father and Barker were the only men and we had 
quite a pleasant voyage to Pittsburg, though nothing 
of importance transpired during our voyage. 

"We found Pittsburg, then the spring of 1817, quite 
a flourishing little city with foundries for the casting 
of large cannon, and factories for the cutting of nails, — 
the first that we had ever seen; also glass works and 
many other improvements, all of which were very in- 
teresting to me, a boy then of ten years of age, and 
father took great pains to let me see all the factories 
and novelties of the city. Our stay there was for but 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 105 

a few days as we wished to get to Cincinnati as soon 
as possible. The Ohio River, which was formed by the 
junction of the two rivers, Allegheny and Mononga- 
hela, was very high, and to my young eyes very beau- 
tiful, and many immigrants, like ourselves, were there 
to descend the river in search of homes in the South 
and West. I do not recall the exact date that we left 
the city, but our stay there was quite short. Our boat, 
containing but the two families, had not descended the 
river far, before we fell in company with a large flat- 
boat filled with immigrants bound for Louisiana or 
Mississippi States. They kindly invited us to lash 
our boats up to theirs, which we did, and in that con- 
dition we floated the entire way to the city of Cin- 
cinnati. The joining of the boats was a great pleasure 
to me, and in fact to us all, for I could run about at 
all times on both boats, and as there were boys on the 
large boat about my size, the passage down to Cin- 
cinnati was very pleasant to us all, old and young. 
Often have I looked back and recalled the passage down 
the Ohio River in company with that boat with much 
pleasure. On our arrival at the city, we looked 
around the city, which then, in the spring of 1817, 
was quite large and flourisliin.ii to my youthful eyes, 
with the first steam grist mill that any of us had 
ever seen, built partly in the river so that boats could 
load and unload right from the water, the mill being 
four stories in height, niul turning out the flour rap- 
idly. My father was mu<-h interested and showed 
me all about the mill he could. After looking the 
city over for a lew days, father went some eighteen 
or twenty miles up what was then caiied Mill Creek, 
and rented a small home and five acres of ground. 
He rented the place of a man by the name of Fagan. 
There were several Fagan brothers and all owning 
mill property on that stream, called then Mill Creek, 
all of them being nmch respected and called Quakers. 
After father had plowed up the five acres of land 
and planted it in corn, he left it for me to culti- 
vate and started for the territory of Illinois, as he called 
it, — Illinois at that time not having become a state. 
He said he wished to find a country where he would 
not have to labor so hard to clear out the land. 

"Whilst he was gone, he visited Belleville and for 



106 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

some six weeks he worked for Jas. Tannehill of Belle- 
ville at wagon making, and while there he selected the 
piace for his future home in Illinois. His object in the 
selection of a place was to find one where he could 
build a water saw-mill, as he was deeply impressed 
witn tne importance of having a good saw-mill, and sev- 
eral times before his death in the spring of 1818, pointed 
out the very spot where he intended to build the mill. 
His object was more for a mill than for farming pur- 
poses, I think, in his selection, although the land was 
rich and fairly clear and beautiful for cultivation. 

"Soon after we arrived in Cincinnati, Uncle Barker 
and family crossed the river into the state of Ken- 
tucky and there he found employment until the return 
of father from Illinois. On the return of my father, 
which I think was the latter part of August, 1817, he 
disposed of the corn that was raised on the five acres 
of rented ground and then prepared to move to Illi- 
nois. At that time there was a man at Cincinnati by 
the name of Capt. Potter (1 call him by that name as 
he went by no other). He lived in Maine on a farm 
adjoining that of my grandfather, Amos Thompson, and 
had left Maine some little time before we left. He and 
father and a man by the name of Capt. Sparks in 
company (whether Sparks helped in the purchase or 
not I do not know positively) bought a large keel boat, 
sufficiently large to carry six families, and as soon as 
they could get ready, all left for St. Louis, — Thompson 
with his family of seven. Barker's family of seven and 
Potter's family of six. ( I think this man Potter was 
the father of our old neighbor Matthew Potter of High 
Prairie, for he and his wife died near where Matthew 
Potter lived.) There was also on the boat a family by 
the name of Poor, also from Maine, but of his family I 
knew but little. I think the family was small, proba- 
bly not more than four or five. In the boat there were 
also some young men in addition to the families. 
There was a cousin of Potter's by the name of Reed 
Potter and another man by the name of Wolcott, and 
likely more, but the above I well recollect. It was 
about the middle of October, 1817, that we left Cin- 
cinnati for St. Louis. When a short distance from 
Cincinnati, we had an accident to our boat which 
caused a great fright among the people on the boat and 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 107 

delayed us on our journey for about thirty hours. We 
had been in the habit of running only in the day time 
and tying up the boat at night. The weather was 
clear and beautiful and the moon rose about eight 
o'clock and they concluded that as soon as the moon 
rose they would start out down the river, the boat 
having been tied up on the Kentucky shore to wait 
until the moon rose. As soon as it was up sufficiently 
bright, they pulled out into the stream, or intended to, 
but in drifting out we went sideways down stream, and 
before we got far from shore the boat struck a snag 
and stove a hole in the side and the water rushed in, 
alarming the people dreadfully. The point where the 
snag struck the boat was under the berth of Capt. Pot- 
ter and he immediately seized a pillow and kept out as 
much of the water as he could. Being near to the 
shore the boat was run back and a plank was hastily 
put out so that the people could get off, for all thought 
the boat would surely sink, and you can imagine what 
a scramDle there was with all trying to get asdore. 
One grown man by the name of Wolcott in walking out 
on the plank, fainted and fell into the water and they 
thought would have drowned had he not been helped 
out of the river. One young man by the name of Poor, 
got his little brother on his back, and had to use quite 
strong and unbecoming language and not suitable for 
a Sunday-school before he could reach the plank, but 
both he and his brother got to the shore safely. The 
people on the boat, excepting those who were to run .the 
boat during the night, had gone to bed, and hastily in 
their nignt clothing, men, women and children, old and 
young, assembled on the bank, making a laughable ap- 
pearance. I had got into my bunk and was awakened by 
feeling the boat strike the snag, which seemed to keel 
the boat over, but I had no trouble in getting ashore. 
Neither father nor mother left the boat, father going 
into the part of the boat to assist Mr. Potter in keeping 
out the water. Father had at that time a flat-boat 
lashed to the keel of the large boat, in which he had 
some food for his hogs, and by means of a large and 
long rope attached to the top of the mast of the keel 
boat, and fastened to the flat-boat, they rigged a pur- 
chase on that and keeled the boat over so far that the 
hole in the boat was above water, and in that condition 



108 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

we lay until morning, when father, who understood 
such work, soon had all things in good condition with 
but little damage done by the water that had run into 
the boat. We then proceeded on our journey and with 
a large sail made fair progress, though I hardly think 
we ran much of nights after that, though I do not dis- 
tinctly remember. One day as our boat was passing 
along the Indiana shore, a man was seen making ef- 
forts to attract our attention. It was at a little town 
called the Rising Sun, and when we slowed up he 
asked us where we were going, and when we told him 
to St. Louis he said that was where he wished to go, 
and asked if we could take him and a small family 
aboard as passengers. We answered in the affirmative 
and immediately landed the boat. His name was Will- 
iam Fowler and he had with him his wife and one 
young child and an apprentice by the name of John 
Dunlap. They were from the northern part of the 
state Oi New York and were on their way to St. Louis. 
He had but little freight, a long chest of carpenter 
tools and two or three boxes filled with small and good 
chopping axes, which found a ready sale in Illinois, 
and some household goods such as bedding and cloth- 
ing. Iney were taken on board and occupied the part 
of tne bow of the boat where Barker and father were. 
We then had six families. The next town of im- 
portance after that was Louisville, at the falls of the 
Ohio River on the Kentucky side. At that time, the 
fall of 1817, there had been no work done by the gov- 
ernment on the falls to improve the river, and to us 
the falls ijresented quite a formidable obstruction to 
navigation on the river. About two miles above the 
falls the boat was landed and a pilot proceeded to 
pilot us over the falls. Privilege was given to all who 
wished to leave the boat and walk around the falls, 
some two miles, and many who were on the boat got off 
and walked around the falls, and amongst them was 
William Fowler, but his wife and John Dunlap went 
over the falls in the boat. The families of father and 
Barker stayed on the boat. The pilot that we had was 
an old pilot and considered one of the best. His 
charge for taking the boat over was two dollars. At 
that time there were three chutes, as they called 
them, namely, the Indian or Middle Chute, and one on 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 109 

the Kentucky side and one on the Indiana side. Our 
boat took the Indian Chute. The pilot stood on the 
deck of the boat, and his object was to get as much 
headway on the boat as possible and to that end had as 
many men with oars rowing as there was room for 
them to row. As the boat was approaching the falls 
the noise of the falls was something appalling and 
father orderea me to go below, fearing that I might 
be knocked overboard. I stationed myself in the mid- 
dle of the boat where two men were rowing and anx- 
iously awaited the result. And in passing along down 
so near did the boat run to a large rock that I could 
easily have jumped from the boat to the rock. Yet we 
came through all right and without any injury what- 
ever. There was no perpendicular fall of water in the 
chute that the boat took, yet in many places the water 
fell as much as ten or twelve feet, and the falls at that 
time made a loud, roaring noise, and the river at that 
place appeared very wide. We proceeded from there 
down the river to Cairo, at the mouth of the Ohio, 
without any further trouble. Cairo at that time, the 
fall of 1S17, was a poor place, and what few buildings 
there were appeared to be built on stilts, or wooden 
posts some fifteen to twenty feet high, so as to keep 
dry from the high water. There we met the Missis- 
sippi and e.Kperienced a great deal of trouble in ascend- 
ing that river. When the wind was fair we could use 
the sail and do quite well, but the crookedness of the 
river and the uncertainty of the wind rendered the 
sails of but very little service and we had to depend on 
poling or cordeling the boat along, which was slow 
and hard work. The cold weather coming on, our 
boat was frozen up solid and fast opposite the town of 
Kaskaskia. and there the boat lay until spring. My 
father and Barker and many others left the boat and 
went up where they intended to enter their land. 
Deacon Samuel Smith and father were well acquainted 
in Maine, and his two sons, Benjamin and James 
Smith, must have been on our boat and have come up 
with us, and I did not know it, for the two boys, act- 
ing for their father, and my father that winter entered 
320 acres of land together. Father was to ' take the 
prairie, IGO acres, and the Smith boys were to take the 
timber, IGO acres, and then they were to divide the 



110 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

land East and West and each would have one half of 
me timoer and one half of the pvairie. During the 
summer of 1S18 the Smith boj's got out the timber for 
the house that they built for their father; and in the 
summer of 1818 my father framed the house for them^ 
I working with him when he did the work. The Smith 
boys went on and finished the house and the old Dea- 
con Smith lived and died in that house. The old Dea- 
con Smith with his family came to Illinois in the 
spring of 1819. Timothy Higgins, the father of Robert 
Higgins, came to Illinois in the fall of 1818, arriving- 
shortly after the death of father and mother. There 
was another Smith by the name of John Smith, 
brother of Samuel Smith, who came with his brother 
Samuel in the spring of 1819. This John Smith was 
the father of Nathaniel, Benjamin and Valentine 
Smith. There were also several other children in the 
family. He settled west of where the father of Robert 
Higgins settled, but died not many years after coming 
to the state, and left a widow, who survived him many 
years. Robert Higgins' mother was Samuel Smith's 
sister. There were other families who came from 
Maine, the Temples, — Richard and John. They also 
settled in that section of the country, and it was known, 
as the Yankee settlement. They were honest, hard- 
working men, and men well calculated to improve the 
country. All of the old set have died and but few left 
of the second generation. 

"While our boat was frozen up opposite Kaskaskia, 
the men portion of the boat left and came up and built 
houses suitable to live in during the summer, and until 
4 better ones could be built. Wm. Fowler and John Dun- 

lap also came, and Fowler entered land adjoining 
father's on the North, and his summer house and 
father's were not over two hundred yards apart. 
Father and Barker worked from the time they left the 
boat at Kaskaskia until the boat was ready to move up 
to St. Louis, father having employed Barker to work 
for him to improve his place. As near as I can recol- 
lect the boat with all on board arrived in St. Louis 
about the 12th of March, 1818. We stayed in St. 
Louis but a few days, and Daniel Moore, a brother of 
Smith Moore, moved us from St. Louis to our home on 
Richland Creek. The exact time that we arrived there- 



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Ill 



was between the 15th and 18th of March, 1818. Father, 
with the help of Barker, immediately went to work 
making rails and fencing land to put in corn, and 
father planted that spring about fourteen acres of corn, 
some eight or ten acres of which yielded at least forty 
bushels per acre, good sound corn. The year of 1818 
was a rather wet year, and father worked very hard 
in hopes of having a comfortable house for the winter. 
He repaired the old water-mill owned by James David- 
son on the Prairie Du Long Creek, an unhealthy local- 
ity for a person not acclimated to the country, and af- 
ter it was repaired, sawed lumber for his house. He 
had his house framed and ready to raise, and well dug, 
before he and mother took sick. As near as I can rec- 
ollect, father and mother were taken sick about the 
last week of August in 1818, both being taken down 
at the same time. Aunt Esther, Uncle Barker's wife, 
was taken sick at about tne same time, they living 
some two miles from where father lived. My mother 
died on the 15th day of September, 1818, and father 
died on the 17th day of the same month, and Aunt 
Barker died on the 27th of September. All three were 
buried within twenty-five yards of where father and 
mother died. I was the only person in the house ex- 
cepting father when mother died, and was sitting on 
the foot of the bed when she breathed her last. She 
had been unconscious and knew but little for several 
days before her death. The balance of the children liad 
gone to Mr. Fowler's for their breakfast. Father at 
that time was so sick that we did not know that he 
could speak, yet when Mr. Fowler, who accompanied 
the children home from his house, reached father and 
shook him and exclaimed to him, "Mr. Thompson, your 
wife is dead," father raised up and exclaimed, "My 
poor children, Mr. Fowler, make her a decent coffin," 
and but very few words he ever spoke to any one after 
that. He lived only two days longer. The family of 
five children, the oldest thirteen and the youngest four, 
surely felt lonesome. There were neighbors and 
good ones. Mehetable could readily have found a 
home if she would not take the young child with her, 
but she would not give him up and consequently she 
could not get a home. She stayed a few months with 
Thos. Talbot, but they refused to keep her and the 



112 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

child both. One of our nearest neighbors, Abner Carr, 
who married a sister of Samuel Phillips, agreed to 
keep the child through the winter, if Mehetable would 
go and live with Mrs. Henry Stout, who was a sister 
of Mrs. Carr and had no children. So Mehetable found 
a good home and remained there until she was mar- 
ried. Mrs. Stout proved a true mother and Mehetable 
founa a good home. Nellie (Eleanor) immediately 
found a good home with Mrs. George Wilderman and 
lived there until she married. Haines found a good 
home with Capt. John Stuntz and was bound to him to 
learn the tanning business. He lived with him until 
lie was twenty-one years old. As for myself, I went to 
our nearest neighbor's, Wm. Fowler, and asked if I 
could stay at his house. He and John Dunlap were 
hewing and scoring logs to build a house to live in.. 
They, up to that time, like my father, had only lived 
in a summer liouse. Says Fowler to me in answer to 
my question, "What can you do to pay for keeping 
you? Can you score and hew?" I told him that I had 
never tried to hew any, but I could use an axe quite 
well for a boy. He handed me an axe and told me to 
get on a log and let him see what I could do. He was 
so well pleased with my work that he let me stay and I 
lived aoout one year with Fowler. I had been with 
Fowler only about one month when I was taken very 
sick, and was sick most of the winter of 1818. In the 
spring of 1819 Mr. Fowler contracted to build a large 
house for Samuel Mitchell on Silver Creek, where 
Mitchell at that time had a saw-mill. I had regained 
my health and Fowler had me to act as cook for his 
men while working at the mill. I had from three to 
seven or eight hands to cook for, but usually about 
three, and got along quite well, but was so much in the 
water that at about the time the mill house was fin- 
ished we all took sick with the fever and ague. In fact 
every one of us was down with the ague, — Fowler, 
Dunlap, Mrs. Fowler and their only child and myself. 
That was about the first of September, 1819. A Mrs. 
Hill, mother of David Hill, living not far away, came 
to Fowler and per.suaded him to let me go and stay at 
her house as she said she could soon cure me. I think 
it was Sunday that I went with her to her house and 
stayed with her for one week, having the chills every 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 113 

day. She did all that she could for me and the next 
Sunday after I got there she had her son, Jonathan 
Hill, take me behind him on his horse and carry me to 
Capt. John Stuntz's, where brother Haines had been 
since father's death. I arrived at Stuntz's about the 
15th or 20th of September, 1819, and lived with them 
until the 2Gth of April, 1S2S, when my apprenticeship 
with him expired, I having been bound as was my 
brother to learn the tanning trade. At the home of 
Mr. Stuntz and his noble wife I must truthfully say the 
kindest treatment and best examples were set before 
my brother and myself, and sorry was I when the 28th 
of April, 1828, arrived when I bade the family adieu. 
Abel, if my memory serves me rightly, was taken from 
Mr. Carr's and Samuel Smith kept him until Mr. Henry 
Null took him the spring or fall of 1820, and he and 
his wife treated him as a father and mother would 
have done." 
(6) Amos Thompson m., May, 1831, Irene Moore Charles, 
b. North Carolina, Sept. 14, 1809; d. Jan. 15, 1852. She 
. was a woman of superior qualities; daughter of Levin 
Charles, b. near Cambridge, Md., Feb. G, 1771; d. Belle- 
ville, 111.; resided for some time at Guilford, N. C," 
moved to Belleville, 111., soon after his marriage; m., 
about 1801. Eleanor Wright, b. Guilford County. N. C, 
Dec. 13. 1779; d. Aug. 17, 18G3. Levin Charles was the 
son of Elijah Charles, b. Dec. 17, 1751; d. in Illinois in 
1831; m., 1777, Isabella Moore, who lived to be about 
ninety years old; she was the daughter of Jonathan 
Moore, of a very strong old family, b. in Georgia, Nov. 
20, 1799; d. April 19, 1880. Soon after his marriage 
Elijah Charles moved to North Carolina and enlisted 
in the Revolutionary Army; he rendered important 
service as a guide to General Greene's army and was 
one of the sturdiest patriots of his day; he moved to 
Illinois about 1818; his family was a large and influen- 
tial one. 
(7) Alonzo Thompson, b. Belleville, 111., Feb. 22, 1832; 
cflice No. 831 Majestic building, Denver, Col.; he 
has lived at Maynel, Mo., and St. Louis; he was 
Illinois state auditor from Jan. 1, 18G5, to Jan. 
1. 1869 ; he is now a dealer in lands ; in his early 
years he held several offices of honor and trust in 
Missouri; he was elected on the Republican ticket, 

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114 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

along with Thomas O. Fletcher, governor, to fill the 
office of state auditor during the Civil War, 18G4, 
and held the office for four years; he took an active 
part in the Civil War, helping raise a regiment in 
northwest Missouri, and served as a scout in various 
parts of the state; he also represented Nodaway 
County in the state Legislature for a term of two 
years; he finished his education in McKendric Col- 
lege, Illinois, graduating in 1853 ; he was one of the 
founders of the Platonian Society in that college; 
m. (first), near Maynell, Mo., Dec. 6, 1857, hy Elder 
B. F. Baxter of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, Mary Vinsonhaler, b. Maynell, Mo., Sept. 21, 
183G; d. March 1, 1877; daughter of Jacob Vinson- 
haler and Mary McDonald; m. (second), at Stillman 
Valley, 111., April 12, 1880, Mary F. Adams, b. Ra- 
cine, Wis., Feb. 26, 1847; d. April 13, 1831; no 
children; m. (third), Oct. 30, 1881, Mrs. Annie Eliz- 
abeth (Heard) Jones, b. in Mississippi, Jan. 13, 1851; 
studied in Crawford Female Institute and Chester 
Female Institute; daughter of Christopher Colum- 
bus Heard and granddaughter of Samuel Smith 
Heard. 
Children of first wife: 

(8) Hattie Irene Thompson, b. Nov. 5, 1858; resides at 
Nevada, Vernon County, Mo.; m.. Oct. 27, 1881, at 
Maynell, Mo., Edward P. Lindley, b. Monticello, 
Mo., April 25, 1851; he is a very successful lawyer; 
he studied in several schools and colleges, 
and graduated at the St. Louis Law School 
in 1877; he has resided in Washington D. C, Dav- 
enport, la., Chicago, 111., St. Louis, etc. His wife 
was a fine student in several schools, the last one 
being Brooker Hall, Media, Pa. 
(9) Mabel Lindley, b. Aug. 15, 1882; she studied in 

St. Louis College. 
(9) James Johnson Lindley, b. June 18, 1885; studied 
three years in the Military Academy, Culver, 
Ind.; in 1906 is in the State University, Co- 
lumbia, Mo.; is second lieutenant in the Second 
Regiment Infantry, Missouri National Guard. 
(9) Eleanor Lindley, b. Feb. 25, 1888. 
(9) Mary Catherine Lindley, b. Aug. 30, 1896. 
(8) Fannie Thompson, b. Aug. 31, 1860; d. Dec. 10, 18G0. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 115 

(8) Elmer Ellsworth Thompson, b. Dec. 6, 1861; d. Aug. 
10, 1887; real estate dealer; studied at Phillips 
Academy, Andover, Mass., and in Yale College; 
lived in St. Louis, Mo.; m., June 4, 1887, Adele 
Picot of St. Louis, who is married a second time 
and resides in Missouri; no children. 
Child of third wife: 

(8) Alonzo Heard Thompson, b. Jan. 6, 1883; graduated 
Northwestern Military Academy, Illinois; unm.; 
resides in Denver, Col. 
(7) Mary Eleanor Thompson, b. Belleville, 111., Oct. 17, 
1835; studied in Monticello Seminary, near Alton, 
111., and in Jacksonville (111.) Female College; re- 
sides in Colorado Springs, Col.; m., Jan. 13, 1856, 
Theophilus Harrison, b. Belleville, 111., Sept. 14, 
1841; attended McKendric College, Lebanon, 111., in 
1850 and 1853; son of James Harvey Harrison and 
Lucinda Gooding; the father was b. Feb. 25, 1805, 
and moved to Illinois in 1807. The grandfather of 
Theophilus Harrison was Thomas Harrison of Vir- 
ginia, who was b. Dec. 13, 1779, and was a faithful 
local minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Thomas Harrison had five sons, one of whom died in 
youth; the other four sons were flour millers in Illi- 
nois, and were the first to introduce steam flour mills 
into Illinois; they built four steam flour mills at 
Belleville, 111., and had fine success in business. 
Mr. Theophilus Harrison is a large manufacturer of 
agricultural machinery at Belleville, 111.; these Har- 
rison machine works were established in 1848 and 
incorporated in 1878. 
(8) Lucinda Irene Harrison, b. Belleville, 111., May 11, 

1857; d. May 1, 1861. 
(8) Eugene Amos Harrison, b. Nov. 18, 1859; d. Jan. 4, 

1861. 
(8) Mary Josephine Harrison, b. Dec. 9, 1862; resides at 
Colorado Springs, Col.; attended Monticello Sem- 
inary, Illinois; m., Oct. 17, 1882, at Belleville, 111., 
Frank Halliday, b. Oct. 17, 1862; son of Frank 
Halliday and Ellen Moody of Cincinnati, O. 
(8) Annie May Harrison, b. Belleville, 111., July 12, 1868; 
resides 1839 Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, Cal.; at- 
tended Mary Institute, St. Louis, Mo., and South- 
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116 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Miss Brown's School, New York City, 1892; m., at 
Colorado Springs, Col., June 29, 1892, Frederick 
Warren Johnson, b. Red Wing, Minn., Jan. 29, 1868; 
graduated from Harvard College in 1892; real 
estate dealer; son of Joseph Warren Johnson and 
Melinda Elizabeth Harrison; has lived in Minne- 
apolis, Minn., and in Iowa City, la. 
(9) Sydney Warren Johnson, b. June 12, 1893. 
(9) Eleanor Irene Johnson, b. May 14, 1897. 
(7) Josephine Bonaparte Thompson, b. Belleville, 111.,. 
Aug. 22, 1838; d. April G, 1882; she resided at 
Greencastle, Ind.; buried in Green Mount Cemetery, 
Belleville, 111.; m., Feb. 14, 18G0, John Douglas 
Truett, D. near Chillicothe, O., Oct. 12, 1835; d. at 
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 7, 1897; son of Samuel Truett and 
Mary Ann Montgomery; he was a dealer in agricul- 
tural impleme'nts. 
(8) Nellie Olive Truett, b. Foot City, Mo., Jan. 3, 1SG2; 
resides 1449 Alabama Street, Indianapolis, Ind.; 
m., Dec. 10, 1884, Andrew Lincoln Lockridge, b. 
near Greencastle, Ind., March 5, 18G2; he is presi- 
dent of the Putnam Creamery Company, Indian- 
apolis, Ind.; son of Robert Z. Lockridge and Me- 
lissa Collins. 
(9) Robert Truett Lockridge, b. July 19, 1893. 
(8) Jennie Douglas Truett, b. Sept. IG, 18GG; d. Indian- 
apolis, Ind., April 24, 1887. 
(7) Cyrus Thompson, b. on the old Belleville, 111., home- 
stead, seven miles southeast of the city, Aug. 15, 
1845; treasurer of the Harrison Machine Works, 
Belleville, 111.; studied in Belleville (III.) High 
School, 1863-'G4; Hudson River Institute, 18G3-'64; 
was a clerk and accountant; in 1864-'G5 employed by 
the Harrison Machine Company; from 1865-75, 
accounting and warrant clerk in the state auditor's 
office, Jefferson Coimty, Mo.: in June, 1875, he re- 
turned to Belleville, where he purchased a quarter 
interest in the Harrison Machine Works, and has 
been treasurer and one of the directors since then; 
he is a member of no church, but liberal in his 
views and attends the Baptist Church, of which his 
wife is a member; he is a sturdy Republican; he 
and his family spent a year in foreign travel, 1895- 
'96; m. (first), June 17, 1869, Anna Sophronia Dolph, 



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b. Corning, N. J., June 13, 1S48; d. in Jefferson 
County, 111., March 28, 1S72 (24y., 2m., 18d.) ; she and 
her infant son are buried in Green Mount Cemetery, 
Belleville, 111; daughter of John Dolph, b. about 
1820; d. March 4, 1856, and of Frances Ann Patrick, 
b. Wilkesbarre, Pa., April 7, 1821; d. Jan. 7, 1899; the 
parents d. at Binghampton, N. J., and are buried in 
the Spring Forest Cemetery at that place; m. (sec- 
ond), Oct. 23, 1874, Louisa Cornelia Boone, b. Fay- 
ette, Mo., April 26, 1849; daughter of William C. 
Boone, who was a nephew of the celebrated pioneer, 
Daniel Boone. 
(8) William Amos Thompson, b. March 6, 1875; resides 
Belleville, 111.; secretary of the Harrison Machine 
Works; attended Colorado College, 1891-93; m., 
Jan. 24, 1894, Ondenletta Heinzleman of Belleville, 
111., b. Jan. 25, 1875; studied in Boston (Mass.) 
Conservatory of Music, 1895-96; daughter of John 
Heinzelman and Emoline Middlecoff. 
(9) John Cyrus Thompson, b. Jan. 20, 1902. 
(9) Ruth Thompson, b. Nov. 9, 1905. 
(8) Twin brother; d. at birth. 

(8) Theophilus Charles Thompson, b. Oct. 18, 1876; d. 
Feb. 15, 1903; employed at the Harrison Ma- 
chine Works, Belleville, 111.; his boat capsized 
while he was hunting in the Okaw River, near 
Posey, 111.; he died soon after swimming to the 
land from the cold and his struggles in the swift 
current; he was one of the most popular young 
men in Belleville, 111.; he was a graduate of Col- 
orado College; he was an athlete of local prominence 
and had a fine reputation as a hunter and fisner- 
man; attended Phillips Andover (Mass.) Academy, 
lS96-'98. 
(8) Lucy Alice Thompson, b. Feb. 15, 1883; studied in 
Christian College, Boone County, Mo. 
<7) Eugene Thompson, b. Oct. 2, 1848; d. July 30, 1851 

(2y., 9mo., 28d.). 
(7) Charles Haynes Thompson, b. near Belleville, 111., Nov. 
27, 1850; address, 128 Third Street, Portland, Ore.; 
real estate, loan, investment and ticket broker, Port- 
land and Spokane; his mother died when he was 
two years old, and he was kindly cared for by his 
maternal grandmother, Eleanor Wright Charles; he 



118 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

attended the district schools and worked on the 
farm until 1863, when he moved to Belleville, 111., 
with his father, where they made their home with 
his sister, Mrs. Theophilus Harrison; here he at- 
tended the public schools; in 1870-'71, he completed 
his education at Oxford, O.; in the fall of 1S71 he 
went to Lawrence, Kan., where he accepted a posi- 
tion in a large clothing house, where he became very 
proficient in that line of business; in 1875 he re- 
moved to Atchison, Kan., and engaged in merchan- 
dising there ; in 1894 he went to Fullertou, Neb., and 
engaged iu the real estate business and stock rais- 
ing; in 1889 he went to Portland, Ore., in business 
under the name of Thompson & Hathaway, money 
brokers; he has also been identified with several 
mining companies and other varied interests, and 
is looked upon as one of the substantial and relia- 
ble business men of Oregon; in 1892 he spent a year 
in travel, making a tour of the world; through in- 
dustry and frugality he has accumulated a fine 
property; he is a sturdy Republican; though not a 
member of any church, he is always ready to give 
money for charitable and religious purposes; m., 
at Aichison, Kan., in 1878, Anna B. Holbert, b. in 
Atchison, March 17, 1856; graduated from the At- 
chison Higli School in 1877; daughter of Charles 
Holbert and Ann Eleanor; no children. 
(6) Eleanor Thompson, b. Oct. 30, 1809; d. July 12. 1854; m., 
at Nashville, Washington County, HI., John Alexan- 
der, who was b. near Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 16, 1809; 
farmer; lived in Nashville, HI., ten years after his 
marriage, then in Belleville, 111., five years, then went 
to Leeburg, St. Clair County, 111., where his wife 
died. 
(7) Caroline Alexander, b. March 3, 1830; d. Nov. 22, 
1853; m., June 20, 1852, W. R. Podfield, b. Union 
Grove and lived there after his marriage; no cliil- 
dren. 
(7) Julie Alexander, b. June 15, 1832; d. Nov. 14, 1845. 
(7) Margaret Alexander, b. Aug. 15, 1837; d. Nov. 21, 

1884. 
(7) Hannah Alexander, b. July 24, 1840; resides Marshall, 
Saline County, 111.; m. at Lamar, Mo., Dec. 12, 1872, 
Cyrus Alexander, b. Lebanon, 111., July 3, 1837; 



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farmer; son of Aesophus Alexander and Harriet, 
who lived on ;i farm near Pliilo, HI., at the time of- 
their death in 1853; no children. 
(7) Harris Alexander, b. March 24, 1842; d. near Lamar, 
111., Nov. 12, 1876 ; farmer ; m., Sept. 10, 1871, Martha 
Corniug, b. in Memi)his, Temi., Oct., 1835 ; she now 
resides in Fnlton, Miss.; no children. 
(6) David Haynes Thompson, b. March 27, 1811; d. in Belle- 
ville., 111., Sept. 5, 1834; unm.; called Haynes in the 
records. 
(6) Abel Thompson, b. Bowdoiii, Me., April 20, 1814; d. near 
Belleville. 111., Sept. 15, 1882 ; lived in St. Clair County, 
111., all his life; farmer and carpenter; he moved to 
Illinois in 1818 and his parents died soon after that; 
he was kindly taken care of and raised up by the good 
Germans, Henry and Sally Null; he settled twenty 
miles southeast of St. Louis, in what is now St. Clair 
County, 111.; he lived there and in the adjoining town 
of Monroe, all his life; m., 1839, Delilah Alexandria 
America Charles, b. Oct. 6, 1820; d. Sept. 14, 18G0; b.' 
Alexandria, 111., near where Cairo now is, and is said 
to have been the first white child born there, hence the 
name given her; daughter of Levin Charles and Elea- 
nor Wright. 
(7) Alpheus Thompson, b. Dec. 18, 1841; d. at five years of 

age. 
(7) Augustine Thompson, b. Jan. 15, 1845; d. Nov., 1888 
(43y.) ; farmer; lived for some years near Centralia, 
III.; m. (first), Penicy Preston, who d. in 1880; m. 
(second), and the wife d. in a short time; m. 
(third). Emma Cunningham of Centralia, 111., Aug., 
1883; she died the following spring: 
Children of first wife: 

(8) Eva Laura Thompson, b. Nov. 16, 1872; resides in 
Buxton, Chester County, 111.; educated in Carlyle 
schools; lived in Centralia a few years and then 
in Carlisle; since marriage has lived in Buxton; 
m., Aug. 25, 1892, William Andrew Sharp, b. Bux- 
ton, 111., June 23, 1866; educated in Carlyle 
schools; farmer and carpenter; son of Jonathan 
Sharp and Mary McNeill. 
(9) Jonathan Sharp, b. March 21, 1893. 
(9) Euterpe Sharp, b. May 23, 1897. 
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120 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Charles Wesley Thompson, b. Jan. 14. 1876; lives 
five miles south of Salem, 111.; farmer; educated 
in the schools of Centralia, 111.; m., April 10, 1904, 
Bertha Kell, b. June 15, 1883; daughter of Alex- 
ander Porter Kell and Sarah A. Gory. 
(9) Ralph Porter Thompson, b. March 8, 1895. 
(7) Melissa Thompson, b. St. Clair County, 111., April 8, 
1845; m., May 1, 1873, Albert E. Wildman, b. on the 
old homestead where he now lives, five miles south- 
east of Belleville, 111.; farmer; son of George Wild- 
man and Nancy Hill. 
(8) Luella Caroline Wildman, b. July 1, 1874. 
(8) Rosetta A. Wildman, b. Feb. G, 187G; m., June 18, 

1896, Dr. Daniel Le Grand of St. Louis, Mo. 
(8) Calvin Abel Wildman, b. Jan. 9, 1878. 
(8) Carrie Isabel Wildman, b. July 24, 1880. 
(8^ Leroy Alfred Wildman, b. Dec. 27, 1S82. 
(7) Charles Thompson, b. Sept. 4, 1847; d. 1874; unm. He 
was traveling through Arkansas and was killed by 
the accidental shot of a revolver at Valley Rock. 
(7) Albert Thompson, b. July 5, 1848; d. July 22, 1848 

(17d.). 
(7) Caroline Thompson, b. St. Clair County, 111., Dec. 19, 
1849; resides at Benton, 111.; m., Sept. 5, 1871, John 
Henry Hill. b. Monroe County, III., April 27, 1849; 
farmer; lived in Monroe County, 111.; moved to 
Franklin County, near Benton, 1876; son of Henry 
Bruce and Sarah Ann Sackett. 
(8) Cyrus Elmer Hill, b. July 17, 1874; d. Sept. 17, 
1905 (31y., 2m.); mail carrier on the Benton, 111., 
route nearly four years: m., April 8, 1894, Effie 
Elenora Doty, b. Franklin County, 111., March 26, 
1876; daughter of John F. Doty and Emily E. 
McKennie. 
(9) Raymond Floyd Hill, b. March 11, 1895. 
(9) Clifton Hill, b. April 5, 1897. 
(9) Thomas Gordon Hill, b. March 27, 1899. 
(9) Cyrus Elmer Hill, b. Nov. 9, 1905. 
(8) Roland Alva Hill, b. Feb. 17, 1877; d. April 12, 

1877. 
(8) Henry Monroe Hill, b. May 24, 1878; teacher; grad- 
uated from a dental school, St. Louis, Mo., May, 
1906. 



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(S) Florence Melissa Hill, b. Jan. 2, 1881; m., Jan. 23, 
1901, James Andrew Hamilton, b. Ewing, HI., 
Sept. 14, 1869; farmer and stocK raiser; son of 
David S. Hamilton and Susan E. Kidwell. 
(9) Mary Aleen Hamilton, b. Dec. 30, 1901. 
(7) Edgar Thompson, b. March 22, 1852; resides at Belle- 
rive, Jefferson County, 111.; farmer; m., April 14, 
1875, Emma Phillips, b. Aug. 27, 1857; attended 
district schools; daughter of William B. Phillips 
and Rebecca Bevis. 
(8) Fred Thomp.son, b. Dec. 18, 187G; resides at Belle 
rive, 111.; farmer and school teacher; attended 
district schools and State Normal School; m., 
Feb. 18, 1903, Cora L. Smith, b. Jefferson County, 
III., Aug. 17, 1880. 
(8) Flora Thompson, b. Sept. 4, 1878; resides at Poplar 
Bluffs, 111.; m., May 22, 1896, in Jefferson County, 
111., James Thomas Byran. 
(8) Stella Thompson, b. July 26, 1881; resides Greene 
County, 111. ; m., Nov. 17, 1899, Charles McKenzie, 
farmer and carpenter. 
(8) Maud Thompson, b. June 25, 1891. 
(8) Son and daughter; d. in infancy. 
(7) Dr. Jerome Thompson, b. Feb. 15, 185G, in St. Clair 
County, 111.; resides Morrisonville, 111.; has lived 
in Evansville, 111., Cerro Gordo, 111., etc.; graduated 
at Miami Medical College, March 7, 1878; m., April 
21, 1880, Sarah G. Booth, b. Newton County, Mo.. 
Aug. 13, 1855; daughter of David Booth and Cynthia. 
(8) Anita Mabel Thompson, b. March 7, 1881; graduated 
at Morrisonville (111.) High School, 1901. 
(7) Dr. William Thompson, b. Feb. 23, 1858; 396 Ridge 
Building, Kansas City, Mo.; resides 623 Walnut 
Street; graduated from Missouri Medical College, 
1881; m.. Oct. 1. 1885. Luella Ilathorne, b. New 
castle. Pa., May 27, 1856; daughter of Alexander S. 
Hathorne and Salina Boise. 
(8) Fae Thompson, b. Oct. 23, 1887. 

(8) Carylin Thompson, b. June 25, 1893; d. Sept. 24, 

1897. 

(7) Albert Thompson, b. St. Clair County, 111., Oct. 9, 

1860, fifteen miles south of Belleville, 111.; resides 

at Fullerton, Neb.; attorn ey-at-law; lived on the 

farm until sixteen years of age, then lived for four 



122 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

years near Benton, 111., with his sister, Caroline; 
in 1886 he moved to Fullerton, Neb.; taught school 
a number of years; attended Ewing College, 1878- 
'79; in 1880 went back to St. Clair County, 111., and 
taught three years in Freeburg public schools; law 
course in St. Louis Law School; graduated with 
LL. B. in the spring of 1885; in the spring of 1888 
went West, and has been there ever since; from 
1888 to 1893 was in partnership with Hon. George 
D. Miklejohn, who was assistant secretary of war up 
to Jan. 1, 1891; since 1893 has been in practice 
alone; the summer of 1900 was spent with his wife 
in Vermont, camping at Thompson's Point, Lake 
Champlain, etc.; m., in the Beream Baptist Church, 
Burlington, Vt., June G, 1893, Kate Mary Taggart, b. 
East Charlotte, Vt., April 1, 1871; daughter of Ben- 
jamin D. Taggart and Emma D. Narramore. 
(7) Dr. Eugene Thompson, b. St. Clair County, 111., Nov. 
IG, 18G4; resides 203 Collinsville Avenue, East St. 
Louis, Mo.; graduated from Miami Medical Conege 
March 4, 1890; m., June 14, 1894, Althea L. Gooding, 
b. Clinton County, 111., Feb. 19. 1SC7; daughter of 
Abraham Gooding and Malinda; no children. 

^ i^ i^ ^ 1^; 

(5) The second child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Woos- 
ter, Ahnah Thompson, b. March 14, 1777; d. Bowdoin, Me., 
Jan. 20, ISGO (S2y., 10m.); the "h" is omitted at the end 
of her name in most of the old records, but is carefully 
added by most of her descendants; m., March 2, 1798, 
David Haynes, b. Sudbury, Mass., Dec. 25, 1777: d. Bow- 
doin, Me., Feb. 15, 1862; he was a brother of Mary 
Haynes, who m. Abel Thompson^; he came to Bath, Me., 
when he was three or four years old; went to Bowdoin, 
Me., when a young man, and remained in that town un- 
til his death. He and his wife are buried in the Bow- 
doinham Village Cemetery. 
(6) Sally Haynes, b. Aug. 21, 1798; d. March 5, 1826; m. 

Stephen Curtis. 
(G) Content Haynes, b. Aug. 8, 1800; d. Nov. 18, 1875; m. 
(first), Elii^ha Doyle; m. (second), Joseph Green; six 
children of first marriage. 
(6) Capt. Stephen Stockbridge Haynes, b. Sept. 10. 1802; d. 
June 11, 1878; m. Mehitable Mosely; a large and fine 
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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 123 

(6) Sophronia Haynes, b.'-Sept. 7, 1804; d. Jan. 1, 1884. 

(6) Saviali Haynes, b. April 22, 1806; d. April 11, 1895; m. 
Joseph Trufant. 

(6) Dwinal Haynes, b. Dec. 2, 1808; d. Sept. 11, 1884; m. 
Alma Small; six children. 

(6) Ayres Haynes, b. Aug. 14, 1811; d. Dec. 16, 1887; m. Ma- 
tilda Williams; nine children. 

(6) James Haynes, b. Feb. 9, 1815; d. Nov. 8, 1902; a noble 
man; long in the hardware business at Richmond, Me.; 
m. (first), Nov. 4, 1845, Julia A. Curtis, b. Feb. 1, 1821; 
d. June 4, 1853; one child; m. (second), Sept. 29, 1853, 
Elizabeth Lewis Brooks, who d. Aug. 19, 1880; four 
children; m. (third), Nov. 15, 1882, Melinda Jane 
Brooks, b. Oct. 23, 1835; d. April 17, 1892. 

(6) Francis M. Haynes, b. Feb., 1827, d. at New Orleans, 
La., Jan. 5, 1860. 

(5) The third child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Wooster, 
Eunice Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 10, 1780 (one 
gives the date 1778); d. March 26, 1842 (60y.); m., 1797, 
Abizer Purington, b. Sept. 10, 1779; d. June 8, 1858 
(78y.); son of Rev. Humphrey Purington" and Thankful 
Snow^ Humphrey Purington" and Thankful Woodbury; 
Humphrey Purington* and Thankful Harding; Hezekiah 

Purington^ and Mary ; Lieut. James Purington^ 

and Mary Scammon; of Ancestor George Purington'. 

One of the descendants has well said: "Grandmother 
Eunice (Thompson) Purington was very faithful to her 
thirteen children. She required them to keep the Sab- 
bath according to the Puritan rules, allowing no play 
and only necessary work to be done. All were expected 
to attend church services, which were then held in 
houses and barns. Some must, however, stay at home 
each Sabbath and take care of the cattle and keep away 
the wild beasts, which were then so abundant. When 
two of the sons, Abel and Elisha, were about ten and 
twelve years of age, they persuaded their father to let 
them stay at home with their mother, to do the chores 
on the Sabbath; but it proved that they had most in 
mind the small brook near what was known as the boil- 
ing spring. There they soon cautiously went to play, 
maKing water wheels, etc. To correct this matter, the 
mother told them that if they, persisted in such sport 
the ou Scratcher would come after them; but they con- 



124 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

tinned to transgress. One' Sabbath morning, while they 
were busily playing by the brook, the mother dressed 
herself us as she imagined the Devil or Old Scratcher, 
as .le was commonly called, looked. She went around 
through the woods and came up to a fence near the boys 
and began to lustily scratch upon it. The lads were 
greatly frightened and ran to the barn as fast as they 
could. The mother took another path to the house, and 
got there before the boys, and had the Old Scratcher's 
clothes tucked away out of sight before the boys came to 
the log house. They were so frightened and ashamed 
of their wickedness that they never mentioned the cir- 
cumstance to any member of the family. It was long 
afterwards that they knew that the creature that they 
saw at the fence was their mother. It is needless to 
say that for a time the two boys sturdily kept the Sab- 
bath. 

"A year before his marriage to Eunice Thompson, Abi- 
zer Purington went into the wilderness, three miles be- 
yond the other settlers in Bowdoin, Me., keeping his 
way by spotted trees, and clearing up land and building 
the log house of one room to which he brought his happy 
bride. He was a shoemaker and a man of good educa- 
tion. He was industrious to the last, and faithful in all 
his duties. For many years he was a sturdy, faithful 
deacon in the Free Baptist Church, of which he and his 
wife were members. His home was truly one lighted by 
purest faith and Christian love." 
(6) Abner Purington, b. Nov. 20, 1798; d. at sea when a 

young man. 
(6) Esther Purington, b. July 25, 1800; d. May 8, 1884; m. 
Frederick Buker, and had nine children and thirteen 
grandchildren. 
(6) Fanny D. Purington, b. April 14, 1802; d. Nov. 2, 

1SS4 : m. Zaccheus Buker. 
(6) Humphrey Purington, b. Feb. 26, 1804; farmer and jus- 
tice of the peace; m. Harriet Brown; eight children. 
Rev. Harry M. Purington of the Baptist Church, Mt. 
Vernon, Me., is a grandson. 
(6) Abel Purington, b. March 21, 1806; d. Jan. 22, 1891; m. 
Mary Raymond; seven children. Rev. Cyrus Puring- 
ton of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Mt. Vernon, 
Me., is a grandson. 
(6) Abizer Purington, b. March 20, 1808; d. July, 1827. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 125 

(6) Betsy Purington, b. Dec. 4, 1809; d. Feb. 28, 1890; m. 

Timothy Buker. The daughter, Emma Jane, m. Nel- 
son Grover. 
(6) Rev. Elisha Purington, b. Nov. 1, 1811; d. Dec. 15, 1880; 

a very successful Free Baptist minister; m. Deborah 

E. Brown; six children. 
(6) Amos Purington, b. Aug. 17, 1813; d. 1897; m. M:irgaret 

Jane Patterson; eight children; one of these, Hon. 

Horace Purington, is mayor of Waterville, Me; a 

grandson, Herbert E., is professor at Lewiston, Me. 
(G) Cornelius Purington, b. Oct. 17, 1815; m. Hannah Tul^ey; 

four children. 
(6) Daniel T. Purington, b. Dec. 8, 1817; d. Feb. 12, 1889; 

m. Pauline S. Mariner; three children. 
(6) Eunice Purington, b. Feb. 12, 1820; d. 1895; m. Henry 

Ridley. 
(6) Josiah Purington, b. Oct. 19, 1822; d. Jan. 29, 1890; m. 

Abbie Ridley; one son. (Full records in "Purington. 

Genealogy," by Rev. Charles N. Sinnett.) 

(5) Tne fourth child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Wooster, 
Phineas Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Sept. 1/, 1782; d. 
Nov. 22, 18G0 (80y.); buried with his wife, near the 
Gowell farm, Bowdoin, Me.; he spent most of his life in 
Bowdoin; after his marriage he lived in Lisbon, Me., for 
awhile, this being the home town of his wife; in 1885 he 
went to live at Brunswick, Me., witli his son, John; he 
was a faithful farmer and highly respected man; he 
was a Universalist. 

Amos Thompson of Belleville, 111., writes: "I visited 
Phineas Thompson in 1829, and found him a stout, 
hardy man, in the prime of life. I used to go out to the 
wooQS with him, across the intervale to his timber, to 
get firewood. He said that he should soon have to- 
build a new house. He was then living with my grand- 
father in the brick house. He had taken the farm and 
was to maintain grandfather and grandmotlier the rest 
of their lives. That winter I was several days at his 
place, and Uncle Abijah Thompson's, as they lived near 
each other. He was then living with his third wife, and 
the girls of his second marriage were living with him; 
tne daughter Elizabeth married a Hinkley shortly after 
that. When my father, Abel Thompson, left Maine in 



126 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

December, 1816, Phineas Thompson was living about two 
miles from my father's place. I think it was called 
West Bowdoin. I have often been at that place, and his 
children would come over to our place. In my father's 
barn I have often played with Wooster and Ray Thomp- 
son. 

"In Aug., 1884, I visited Phineas Thompson's old place. 
The laj^ of the land looked quite natural to me, but the 
old brick house and the orchard were gone. The new 
house which I'hiueas Thompson built on the hill was 
still there. I was saddened to think of the changes in 
fifty-five years." 
(5) Phineas Thompson m. (first) (publishment dated 
July 9, 1803), Mehetable Preble', b. Wolwich, Me.; d. 
1804; daughter of Ebenezer Preble^ and Martha Smith; 
Ebenezer Preble'' and Mary Harnden of Arrowsio, 
Me.; of Jonathan Preble* and Rebecca Harvey, who 
moved from York, Me., to Arrowsic, Me.; Capt. Abraham 
Preble''; Andrew Preble-; Robert Preble\ M. (second) 
(publishment dated Jan. 25, 1806), Mary Metcalf of Lis- 
bon, Me., who d. Dec. 10, 1819 (33y., 7m.); buried on the 
Gowell farm. M. (third), Nov. 30, 1820, Jemima Blake, 
b. Harpswell, Me.; d. early in June, 1823, when her only 
child, John A. Thompson, was but five weeks old; daugh- 
ter of John Blake and Jennie Webber. M. (fourth) 
(publication dated Oct. 22, 1823), Sarah Goodwin of 
Litchfield, Me., who d. about 1853; no children of this 
fourth marriage. 
Child of first wife. 

(6) Wooster Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Aug. 13, 1804; d. 
Nov. 12, 1892 (88y.); lived in Topsham, Me., a number 
of years and then moved to Brunswick, Me., where he 
remained until his death; m., in the fall of 1824, Cath- 
erine Blake, b. Whaleboat Island, Harpswell, Me., May 
7, 1804; d. April 2, 1894; only child of Simeon Blake 
and Mary. Wooster Thompson and his wife are buried 
in the Haley Cemetery at Topsham, Me. 
(7) Rachel Thompson; d. in one year. 

(7) Mary Jane Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., 1828; d. 
Brunswick, Me., fall of 1868; buried in Haley Ceme- 
tery, Topsham, Me., a mile and a half from Topsham, 
on the River Road; m. George Lewis Coombs, b. 
Bowdoin, Me., 1821; farmer and shoemaker. 
(8) Ten children. 



TPIOMPSON GENEALOGY. 127 

(7) Elizabeth H. Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Jan. 14, 
1831; d. June 29, 1899; buried in Pine Grove Ceme- 
tery, Brunswick, Me.; m., fall of 1857, William B. 
Speare of Wayne, Me. 
(7) Simeon Blake Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., 1833; d. 
in the Union army in the spring of 18C3; buried at 
New Orleans, La.; enlisted in the winter of 18G2 in 
the Fifteenth Maine Regiment; resided at Bruns- 
wick, Me.; m., ISGl, Mary Ann Darling, daughter of 
Andrew Darling of Rhode Island, and wife, Ade- 
line . 

(8) Simeon Blake Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., June 
7, 1862; resides 59 Water Street, Brunswick, Me.; 
m., March 18, 1882, Mary Lavina Collins, b. Bath, 
Me., July 12, 1861; daughter of James Warren 
Collins and Evelyn Wyman. 
(9) Cora Mabel Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Aug. 9, 

1884. 
(9) Alice Mildred Thompson, b. Oct. 2, 1886; d. Jan. 

1, 1888. 
(9) Forest Blake Thompson, b. Oct. 14, 1893; d. May 

21, 1896. 
(9) Clarence Fairfield Thompson, b. Sept. 18, 1899. 
(7) Martha A. Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Dec. 2, 1837; 
d. Brunswick, Me., March 2, 1880; buried in Haley 
Cemetery, Topsham, Me.; unm. 
(7) Caroline M. Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Nov. 23, 
1843; resides 5 Stetson Street, Brunswick, Me., m., in 
Brunswick, Me., Aug. 23, 1862, John F. Thorn, b. 
Paris, Me.; only son of John Thorn. 
(7) Harriet M. Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., March 15, 
1846; m., 1864, James Potter, b. Bowdoin, Me.; d. 
May 27, 1901; buried Varney Cemetery, Brunswick, 
Me.; entered the Civil War, 1861; discharged, 1864; 
Ninth Maine Regiment, Company B.; wounded at 
Drury's Bluff: son of Jesse Potter and Fannie Kid- 
der of Dixfield, Me. 
(8) George E. Potter, b. 1864; m. Laura E. Deming. 

(9) Elmer Potter, b. Topsham, Me., July 6, 1895. 
(8) Lizzie C. Potter, b. 1871; m. John E. Whitney. 
(8) Hattie E. Potter, b. 1876; m. William S. Durrell. 

(9) Guy Lester Durrell, b. 1898. 
(8) Herbert Potter, b. Feb. 2, 1878; box maker. 
(8) Carrie M. Potter, b. Jan. 13, 1881; bookkeeper. 



128 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Children of second wife: 

(G) Ray Tlionipson, b. Lisbon, Me., Sept. 19, 1808; d. March 
10, 1849; resided at Lisbon, Bowdoin, Gardiner, Me.r 
owned and operated a sawmill; m., Oct.. 3, 1833, Tam- 
sin Bowman, b. Litchfield, Me., Feb. 5, 1808; d. June 
2G, 1887; daughter of .James Bowman and Mary Jewell. 
(7) Henry Franklin Thompson, b. Sept. 21, 183G; d. Oct. 

3, 1837. 
(7) Mary Ellen Thompson, b. Gardiner, Me., Sept 21, 1838; 
resides Richmond, Me.; m. (first), Nov. 3, 1859, Dr. 
DeWitt Clinton Chamberlain, b. March 12, 1829; d. 
Oct. 30, 1870; son of Andrastus Chamberlain and 
Lucy White; m. (second), Aug. 19, 1873, Alphonso 
Washington Smith, b. Richmond, Me., April 3, 1842; 
son of G. W. Smith and Lucretia Catlin; dry and 
fancy goods dealer. 
Children of first husband: 

(8) Dr. George Clinton Chamberlain, b. Richmond, Me., 
Aug. 16, 1860; lived Friendship, Stoughton, Cam- 
den, Me.; educated in business college at Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. ; graduated from Bowdoin Medical 
College in 1887; m., May 30, 1890, Emogene N. 
Fisher. 
(8) Mary DeWitt Chamberlain, b. Richmond, Me., July 
26, 1870; d. Feb. 14, 1873. 
Children of second husband: 

(8) Alice Gertrude Smith, b. Jan. 18, 1875; resides Hol- 

yoke, Mass.; m., June 15, 189G, Charles Warrea 

Lemont. b. July 14, 1874; manager of Western 

Union Telegraph Company's office. 

(8) George Franklin Smith, b. Jan. 5, 1881; d. Nov. 28, 

1881. 
(8) Ray Smith, b. Nov. 6, 1874; founded the Richmond 
Bee; editor of the Westbrook (Me.) Gazette in 
1901. 
(6) Mehetable Thompson, b. Lisbon, Me.; d. March 19, 1856 
(49y.): m., Dec. 31, 1827, Patten Tate, b. April 13, 
1801; d. Feb. 2G, 188G; educated in common schools; 
farmer. 
(7) Actor Patten Tate, b. Nov. 19, 1828; d. Freeport, Me., 
July 19, 1888; m., Oct. 8, 1881, Martha Elizabeth 
Whitmore, b. Bowdoinham, Me., Nov. 28, 1838; she 
resides in Brunswick, Me.; daughter of Francis. 
Whitmore and Martha Lewis; no children. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 129 

(7) William Ray Tate, b. Jan. 26, 1834; d. May 23, 1900; 
always resided in Topsham, Me. ; farmex* ; m., June 
8, 1858, Mary L. Bradley ; daughter of Foster Brad- 
ley and Mary Mallett. 
(8) Abbie M. Tate, b. May 18, 1859; bookkeeper at Tops- 
ham, Me.; m., at Norway, Me., March 11, 1893, 
Ashley Cromwell, who d. March 11, 1893. 
(9) Bernard Cromwell, b. May 26, 1890; lives with his 
grandmother Tate. 
(8) Actor Patten Tate, b. Nov. 18, 1861; house carpen- 
ter; resides at Portland, Me. 
(8) William Foster Tate, b. April 5, 1863; on the home 

farm. 
(8) Alice Lewis Tate, b. May 23, 1869; resides Veazie, 
Me.; m., Sept. 7, 1898, Frederick G. Hathorn. 
(9) Daughter, b. winter of 1901. 
(8) Nellie Edith Tate, b. Oct. 6, 1875; resides at home. 
(7) Weston Chapin Tate; d. in childhood. 
(7) Annie M. Tate, b. about 1848; teacher in Brunswick, 

Me. 
(7) Tamsin Tate, b. and d. at Topsham, Me. 
(6) Sabrina Thompson, b. Lisbon, Me., 1811; d. East Boston, 
Mass., Jan. 4, 1894 (82y., 10m., 13d.); m., Oct. 2, 1831, 
George Lewis% b. Bowdoin, Me., April 26, 1801; d. Cali- 
fornia, Dec. 9, 1855 (51y. ); he was m. in Topsham, 
Me., and lived there for some time; he was much in- 
terested in military matters; colonel in a Maine regi- 
ment; lumbering and milling; son of George Lewis' 
and Martha Hunt, b. 1765; d. Bowdoin, Me., Nov. 15, 
1857 (92y.). George Lewis, Sr., d. at Bowdoin, Me., 
Jan. 23, 1848 (82y.) ; he came from England with his 
widowed mother when a lad; he was a noble man, 
and his family a fine one. This family resided in 
Brunswick, Me., until the husband went to California, 
where he d. in one week after reaching that coast, 
from fever contracted on the Isthmus of Darien. The 
widow then moved to Boston, Mass., with her children 
and remained there until her death. 
(7) Mehetable Tate Lewis, b. Brunswick, Me., May 25, 
1834; resides 22 Marion Street, East Boston, Mass.; 
m., Nov. 20, 1859, James Burdakin. 
(8) Walter Burdakin; resides New York City; m. Jen- 
nie Kelsey. 
(9) Margaret Burdakin. 
9 



130 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(7) Twin, Mary Lewis, b. Brunswiclc, Me., May 25, 1834; 
resides 135 Trenton Street, East Boston, Mass.; m., 
Jan. 10, 18G0, Charles Darwin Tisdale. 
(8) Frank Lewis Tisdale. 
(7) Martha Lewis, b. Brunswick, -Me., Aug. 2, 1836; re- 
sides G Stratford Street, Dorchester Mass., Jewell 
Park; m., Dec. 15, 1858, Warren Fletcher, b. Arling- 
ton, Mass., Get. 10, 1830; conducts a bakery; son of 
Walter Fletcher and Matilda Rust. 
(8) Grace Lucia Fletcher, b. April IG, 18G1; d. Nov. 18, 

1872. 
(8) Walter Fletcher, d. Dec. 29, 1869 (3d.). 
(8) Maud Fletcher, b. East Boston, Mass., Dec. 25, 1870; 
graduated at Emerson School, June, 1889; resides 
Brooks Hill Road, Milton, Mass.; m., Oct. 2, 1895, 
Charles Strout Long, b. Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 2, 
1861; graduated from the grammar school, Port- 
land, Me.; traveling salesman; son of Zadoc Long 
and Ruth A. B. Strout; nephew of Secretary of 
State John D. Long. 
(9) Dorothy Fletcher Long, b. May 15, 1896. 
(9) Ruth P. Long, b. May 16, 1896; d. Aug. 13, 1896. 
(9) Fletcher Burbank Long, b. Sept. 18, 1898. 
(8) Walter Varnum Fletcher, b. East Boston, Mass., 
Jan. 23, 1873; resides G Stratford Street, Dor- 
chester, Mass.; member of the Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution and of the Sons of Colonial Wars. 
Capt. Peletiah Fletcher was the Revolutionary an- 
cestor and Gershom Cutter for the Colonial Wars. 
The Fletcher records reach back to 1G30. Whole- 
sale fruit dealer, receiving California, Mediterra- 
nean and Spanish fruits that come to Boston; en- 
tered this business immediately after completing 
his education; graduated at the Emerson Gram- 
mar School, 1888; at the English High School, 
1891; has resided in East Boston and Dorchester, 
Mass.; m., April 8, 1902, Ella Lowd Vinal, b. Bos- 
ton, Mass., May 27, 1881; graduated from the 
Christopher Gibson School, 189G; from Roxbury 
High School, 1899; daughter of Harry Abbott 
Vinal and Frances Burnside. 
(7) Ray Thompson Lewis, b. Brunswick, Me., June 28, 
1838; resides Duluth, Minn. "Resided on the farm at 
Mere Point, Brunswick, Me., until he was 10 years of 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 131 

age; then the parents moved to Brunswick viUage, 
where he remained until he was 14 years old; at- 
tended the public schools; then the mother, who had 
been a widow for three years, moved to Boston, 
Mass.; he was employed in a dry goods store on Har- 
rison Street until 18 years of age; then he followed 
the sea for 22 years, becoming captain at 26 years; 
he commanded some fine ships for about 15 years, 
sailing usually out of New York and Boston, the 
voyages taking him to all parts of the world; 
doubled the Cape of Good Hope seven times; at the 
age of 22 years he was first officer on a French trans- 
port in the war which England and France had with 
China; after quitting the sea, in 1879, he went to 
Leadville, Col., he was in Denver three years, in the 
real estate and mining business; then he went to 
Fargo, N. D., for three years; he was then in the 
real estate business and at one time had a lar^^e 
wheat farm; after that he bought a general store at 
Red Wing, Minn., and remained there two years; in 
1886 he went to Duluth, Minn., and has remained 
there; he has taken an active part in city affairs; 
was mayor, 1894-'96; elected by the largest majority 
ever recorded by any candidate, 3,025 majority — or 
over 6,000 votes; his opponent, Foster, who was a 
Populist, Democrat and lawyer, got 3,000 votes; he 
has been president of the chamber of commerce sev- 
eral years; m., in Portland, Me., Sept. 3, 1864, Maiy 
Anderson, b. Trenton, Me. 
(8) Fred A. Lewis; employed in his father's office. 
(7) Susan Maria Lewis, b. Feb. 27, 1841, at Brunswick, 
Me.; resides 35 Falcon Street, East Boston, Mass.; 
studied in the Chapman School, Boston, Mass.; m. 
Dec. 25, 1864, Joshua Lazelle Cousens, b. Cohasset, 
Mass., Jan. 17, 1836; studied in Cohasset schools; 
in the wholesale flour business; son of George Cous- 
ens and Joanna Nichols. 
(8) Hobart Everett Cousens, b. East Boston, Mass., 
April 17, 1867; resides 255 Broadway, Arlington, 
Mass.; graduated at the Emerson School, East 
Boston, Mass., June, 1884; bookkeeper; m., June 
26, 1888, Carrie Lewis Townsend, b. East Boston, 
Mass., Nov. 14, 1867; graduated at the Emerson 
School, East Boston, Mass., June, 1884; daughter 
of James Townsend and Louisa S. Witham. 



132 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(9) Lewis Hobart Cousens, b. East Boston, April 6, 

1894. 
(9) Harold Franklin Cousens, b. East Boston, May 20, 
1899. 
(8) Franklin Lewis Cousens, b. May 28, 1872; graduated 
at the Chapman School and at Bryant & Strat- 
ton's Business College; bookkeeper at State Na- 
tional Bank, Boston, Mass.; m., April 1, 1901, 
Charlotte Ernestine Schwaar, b. Boston, Mass., 
May 4, 1875; daughter of Charles Theodore 
Schwaar and Caroline Ogeth Hosfelat ; resides 35- 
Falcon Street, East Boston, Mass. 
(7 George Franklin Lewis; lost at sea about 1873; unm. 
(6) Elizabeth Thompson, b. Lisbon, Me., Aug. 12, 1812; d. 
Sept. 18, 1893; went to California in 18G4; resided at 
Fort Jones, Siskyou County, Cal.; m., 1827, Atkins 
Lombard Hinkley, b. Lisbon, Me., April 26, 1803; d. 
Fort Jones, Cal., June 14, 1877; he went to California 
in 1853 and was engaged in milling, mining and farm- 
ing; son of Samuel Hinkley and Rebecca Lombard. 
(7) Mary Ellen Hinkley, b. Bowdoin, Me., Sept. 11, 1831; 

d. April 2, 1832. 
(7) Harden Lombard Hinkley, b. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 17, 
1833; d. Jan. 29, 1875; m., 18G0, Abbie Goud, b. 
Dresden, Me. 
(8) Anna Frances Hinkley, b. Brunswick, Me., Sept. 9, 
1861; m., at Etna, Cal., Henry Basham of Ar- 
kansas. 
(7) John Andrew Hinkley, b. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 26, 1835; 

d. Feb. 1, 1835. 
(7) Priscilla Hinkley, b. Bowdoin, Me., March 21, 1837; 

d. Aug. 13, 1842. 
(7) Mary Ellen Hinkley, b. Bowdoin. Me., April 16, 1840; 
d. April 28, 1903; m., April 3, 1873, Josh Hanson 
Rand, b. Albany, Me., and d. in San Francisco, Cal., 
Aug. 11, 1887; lawyer; resided at Etna Mills, Cal. 
(8) John Hanson Rand, b. June 7, 1878; d. June 17, 

1878. 
(7) Hannah :M,aria Hinkley, b. Aug. 10, 1843; resides 
Etna Mills, Cal.; m., at Yuba, Cal., Dec. 15, 1866, 
Samuel Alden Diggles, b. Taunton, Mass., March 23, 
1834; son of James K. Diggles, b. 1808, in London, 
Eng., and Marietta Alden of Connecticut; she was of 
the John Alden line. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 133 

<7) Elizabeth Ray Hinkley, b. Lisbon, Me., April 6, 1847; 
resides 24 No. Twelfth Street, Minneapolis, Minn.; 
educated in Brunswick (Me.) High School; m. 
(first), June 22, 1S67, John Channey Carroll of Cal- 
ifornia, b. in Virginia; lawyer; m. (second), Jan. 
22, 1874, at Lewiston, Me., Henry Ellis Wood, b. 
Litchfield, Me., Feb. 10, 1846; graduated from Maine 
State Seminary, Lewiston, Me.; lumberman; son of 
James Smith Wood and Elizabeth Blackwell. 
Child of first husband: 

(8) Bernard Chancy Carroll, b. Fort Jones, Cal., May 
30, 1868; lawyer in San Francisco, Cal. 
Children of second husband: 

(8) Edith Hinkley Wood. b. Oct. 19, 1874; d. Sept. 22, 

1890. 
(8) Percy Henry Wood, b. Jan. 18, 1876; railroad man 

in Minneapolis, Minn. 
(8) Fannie Louise Wood, b. Aug. 8, 1885. 
<7) Frances Imogene Hinkley, b. Lisbon, Me., Nov. 18, 
1858; m., April 3, 1870, Walter E. Tichnor, b. Ra- 
vena, O. ; d. at Fort Jones, Cal., Sept 15, 1893. 
(8) Walter Charter Ticknor, b. Dec. 20, 1871. 
(8) Grace Lucia Ticknor, b. Dec. 6, 1873; d. Chico, Cal., 

March 20, 1888. 
(8) Percy Ray Ticknor, b. Aug. 28, 1883. 
(8) Beverly Lloyd Ticknor, b. Sept. 3, 1888. 
<6) Hannah Thompson, b. April 12, 1815; d. Saco, Me., 
July 8, 1891; lived Lewiston, Me.; m., as his first wife, 
Jacob Skolfield, b. April 30, 1810; d. April 14, 1845; 
went to sea in his early life. 
(7) William S. Skolfield, b. Brunswick, Me., March 14, 
1840; resides Lewiston, Me.; m. Alice J. Tewksbury. 
(6) Franklin Thompson, b. 1818; m. (first), Cornelia Tap- 
ley of Gardiner, Me., who d. Bowdoin, Me.; m. (sec- 
ond), in Michigan, Lydia Van Amburgh. 
(7) Frank Thompson; resides Claremont, S. D. 
Children of third wife: 

(6) John A. Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., April 29, 1823; d. 
Brunswick, Me., Feb. 16, 1905 (Sly., 9m., 17d.). In 
early life he conducted the farm that had been owned 
by his father and grandfather; later on he moved to a 
a farm in Bowdoinham, Me.; he then went into the 
clothing business in Fairfield, Me., under the firm 
name of Thompson & Mariner; about 1880 he moved 



134 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

to Brunswick, Me., and had a clothing store on the 
first floor of the Tontine Hotel Building; he was se- 
lectman in Bowdoinham, Me., 1861, 1862 and 1863; he 
was known far and wide as an upright and lionorable 
business man; m., in Bowdoinham, Me., Oct. 21, 1849, 
Sarah Dow Stinson, b. at what is now Concord, Som- 
erset County, Me., Feb. 17, 181.5; d. Brunswick, Me., 
Jan. 12, 1898; daughter of David Stinson and Meheta- 
ble Reirdan. 
(7) Hon. Weston Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Aug. 12, 
1850; d. Brunswick, Me., Jan. 6, 1907; he grew up ou 
the farm at Bowdoinham, Me.; studied law with 
Hon. S. S. Brown at Fairfield, Me.; admitted to the 
bar of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine at Nor- 
rldgewock. Me., Sept. 19, 1871, and to the bar of the 
Circuit Court of the United States from the First 
Circuit of Portland, Me., Sept. 23, 1882; bar of Su- 
preme Court of United States at Washington, D. C, 
Feb. 15, 1880; represented Brunswick, Me., in the 
Maine Legislature of 1881 and 1883; was one of the 
commissioners appointed by the Maine Legislature 
of 1883 to revise an^ publish the public laws of 
Maine. Bowdoin College gave him an honorary de- 
gree of A. M. in 1880. He moved to Brunswick, Me., 
in Nov., 1871, and has ever since been one of the 
most worthy and helpful of its citizens. He had 
been attorney for the towns of Brunswick, Topsham 
and Harpswell, and practically for all the large cor- 
porations in that vicinity. He organized the Lis- 
bon Falls Fibre Co. and the Pejepscot Paper Co. The 
Richmond (Me.) National Bank and the First Na- 
tional Bank of Brunswick, Me.; the Lewiston, Bath 
& Brunswick St. Railway Co., and the Portland & 
Brunswick St. Railway Co. were among his clients. 
The list of law students who read law with him is 
a remarkably fine one. In all his extensive law 
practice, and in dealing with a great many clients, 
it was always a source of satisfaction to him to be of 
service and to do the wise and useful thhig. He 
never advised litigation where he could make a sat- 
isfactory settlement for his client. Mr. Thompson's 
work was that of a strong man. He was far-sighted 
in business and very competent In the organization 
of large enterprises. His work in connection with 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 135 

the organization of the Brunswick & Topsham (Me.) 
Water District and the purchase of the plant of the 
Maine Water Co. was very thorough and compre- 
hensive. Too much could not be written of this 
quiet, talented man of such sturdy and sterling qual- 
ities. 

(7) Eliza Loring Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Dec. 13, 
1852; unm. 

(7) Harry Floyd Thompson, b. Bowdoinham, Me., July 21, 
1857; resides Brunswick, Me.; unm. 

(7) Caroline Stinson Thompson, b. Bowdoinham, Me., 
Sept. 28, 1861; d. Oct. 3, 18G3. 



(5) The fifth child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Wooster, 
Esther (called Easter in the old records), b. Bowdoin, 
Me., April 19, 1784; d. Illinois, Sept. 27, 1818; m., in 
Bowdoin, Me., by Elder Humphrey Purinton, Caleb Bar- 
ker; he d. in Hlinois April 8, 1807, about seventy-seven 
years of age; he was a farmer, and went to Illinois with 
Abel Thompson in 181C. "On the death of his wife he 
was left with five children, the oldest about ten years of 
age, and the youngest about three years; he was in a 
sti'ange country and with but limited means, so that he 
was under the necessity of looking about for some 
woman to share with him the cares and sorrows of life, 
and assist in raising his children; so in about a year he 
married Polly Rittenhouse: she was a woman some- 
what advanced in years, with a boy about ten years old 
and a girl about seven; she was a good stepmother, and 
Mr. Barker was equally kind to her children; that was 
a marriage where both parties were benefitted by the 
match. After renting land for several years, Mr. Barker 
located in Belleville, 111., and he lived there until his 
property became quite valuable, when he sold to good 
advantage and moved down to the junction of Forbes' 
Fork and the Richland Creek, and there entered or 
bought him a piece of land and lived in a very comforta- 
ble home. His wife survived him for many years. 
There were no children of this second marriage." 
(G) Sally Barker; m. Isaac Rittenhouse and soon d.; no 
children. The Rittenhouse ancestor settled near 
Belleville, 111., in 1806; the descendants have always 
been very enterprising farmers. 



136 THOMPSOX GENEALOGY. 

(6) Amos Thompson Barker, b. Bowdoin, Me., Sept. 11, 1S13; 
d. April 15, 1892 (78y., 7m.', 4d.). He came from 
Maine to Illinois with his parents when he was about 
seven years old. He was one of the old settlers at 
what is now North Belleville, 111. After his marriage 
he moved to a farm about seven miles south of Belle- 
ville and remained there until about 1856; he then 
purchased a farm about five miles northwest of Cen- 
tralia. 111. He was a successful farmer and a very 
good man. He was truly a self-made man and was 
well educated for one who had so few school advan- 
tages. Highly esteemed by all his neighbors." M., 
about 1835, Zadie Rittenhouse, b. 1812; d. Dec. 30, 
1890 (78y.). 
(7) Louis C. Barker, b. Aug. 21, 1S3G; d. Feb. 24, 1863; 
he built a good house on the farm at Centralia, 111., 
and always lived there; he had a fine common school 
education; m., Sept. 3, 1856, Mary Carr, b. St. Clair 
County, 111.; daughter of James Carr and Elsa Ret- 
tinghouse; she is now Mrs. James Saunders of Cen- 
tralia, 111. 
(8) Luella Barker, b. July 26, 1860; d. March 4, 1883. 
(8) Luna Barker, b. April 12, 1862; d. March 24, 1880. 
(7) Sarah Adeline Barker, b. seven miles from Belleville, 
111., June 15, 1839; resides 322 South Sycamore 
Street, Centralia, 111.; has also resided at Shattuck, 
111.; m., Dec. 2, 1858, John H. A. Hood, b. Clinton 
County, 111., Oct. 11, 1836; d. Dec. 5, 1899; studied 
in the schools of Clinton County, 111.; farmer; son 
of Elisha Hood and Patty Drake. 
(8) Florence Vinidia Hood, b. Jan. 18, 1860; d. Jan. 21, 
1892; m., Aug. 10, 1882, George H. GuUick, b. April 
5, 1860; d. Jan. 21, 1889; son of James Gullick and 
Martha Jewett. 
(9) Minnie Ella Gullick, b. Aug. 26, 1883. 
(9) Louis C. Gullick, b. July 18, 1885. 
(9) Roy Gullick, b. May 28, 1887. 
(9) Daphne Gullick, b. Dec. 10, 1889. 
(8) Louis C. Hood, b. Jan. 14, 1866; d. in infancy. 
(8) Amos Thompson Hood, b. Jan. 25, 1870; farmer; re- 
sides five miles north of Centralia, 111.; m., Jan. 
19, 1890, Marguerite Richard. 
(9) Florence V. Hood. 
(9) Ira Hood. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 137 

(9) Irene M, Hood. 
(9) Elmer B. Hood. 
(9) Erwin W. Hood 
<8) Minnie Hood, b. March 6, 1868; has lived at Cen- 
tralia, 111., and Spokane, Wash.; m., Sept. 12, 1894, 
Alexander Carson. 
(9) Alice Carson. 
(9) Edward W. Carson. 
(9) Dewey V. Carson. 
(7) Orzella Barker, b. Jan. 15, 1848; d. Dec. 30, 1895; unm. 
(7) Luella Barker, b. 1850; d. 1852 (ISm.). 
(G) Sybil Barker; b. Dec. 13, 1811; d. May 6, 1897; m., Dec. 
18, 1830, John Rittenhouse, who d. Feb. 3, 1901 (90y., 
Im.). 
(7) Benjamin C. Rittenhouse, b. Oct. 10, 1831; d. Jan. 5, 
1895; farmer; buried at Turkey Hill, two miles 
south of Belleville, 111.; m., Jan. 19, 1875, Susan 
Quick, b. St. Clair County, III., on a farm ten miles 
south of Belleville, 111., June, 11, 1852; resides at 
Centralia, 111. 
(8) Clifton Rittenhouse, b. Oct. 18, 1878; d. July 21, 

1879. 
(8) Minnie Rittenhouse, b. Jan. 20, 1883; d. March 15, 
1898. 
(7) Alonzo P. Rittenhouse, b. Dec. IS, 1833; resides at 

Hecker, 111. 
(7) Cordelia Rittenhouse, b. Jan. 3, 1836; d. Aug. 18, 

1839. 
(7) Nelson Rittenhouse, b. Feb. 3, 1838. 

(8) Edward Rittenhouse; in California. 
(7) Melissa J. Rittenhouse, b. July 11, 1840; resides at 

Decatur, Mercer County, 111. 
(7) Caleb Rittenhouse, b. Dec. 6, 1842; d. Feb. 3, 1879. 
(7) Sarah Rittenhouse, b. April 2, 1845. 
(7) Isaac J. Rittenhouse, b. Dec. 9, 1848; d. May 31, 1897. 
(7) Olive Franklin Rittenhouse, b. Jan. 20, 1853; resides 
at Columbus, Kan. 
(6) Adaline Barker, unm. 
(6) Nelson Barker; m. Polly Carr. 

(7) James Barker; resides Walnut Hills, 111. 
(6) Caroline Barker; d. young. 

(5) The sixth child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Wooster, 
Abijah Thompson, b. Bowdoiu, Me., March 23, 1786; d. 



138 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Bowdoin, Me., July 23, 1863; farmer, and always resided 
in Bowdoin, Me.; buried near the old South Church, Bow- 
doin, Me.; m. (publishment dated Dec. 31, 1808), March 
2, 1809, Rachel Woodward, b. Brunswick, Me., June 28, 
3782; d. March 13, 1853 (70y., 8m.); daughter of Rev. 
Samuel Woodward and Mary Coombs. 
(6) Mary Ann Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me.. Feb. 2, 1810; d. 

Feb. 4, 1810. 
(6) Julia Ann Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 24, 1811; d. 
■ April 7, 1879 (68y.); m., June 13, 1833, as his second 
wife, John Carr, b. Bowdoin, Me., Feb. 14, 179G; d. 
Feb. G, 1872 (76y., 11m., 23d.); farmer in Bowdoin, 
Me.; son of Joseph Carr and Molly Eastman. 
(7) Rachel Carr, b. April 3, 1834; d. Sept. 23, 1837. 
(7) Hannah Carr, b. Oct. 12, 1835; d. Dec. 2, 1841 (6y., 

2m.). 
(7) Harriet Carr, b. Nov. 12, 1837; d. Sept., 1865; m. Alden 

Jaques. 
(7) Artemas Smith Carr, b. Dec. 21, 1839; resides at Lynn, 
Mass.; shoemaker; m., Sept. 19, 1863, Sarah E. 
Gardiner. 
(8) Ernest Raymond Carr, b. Nov. 22, 1882. 
(7) Hannah Carr, b. Feb. 18, 1841; resides 32 Hamilton 
Street, Lynn, Mass.; m., Sept. 19, 18C3, Josiah H. 
Preble, b. Nov. 22, 1840; son of Humphrey P. Preble 
and Sophia W. Mitchell. 
(8) George Kimball Preble, b. Feb. 5, 1866; shoe manu- 
facturer at Lynn, Mass.: m., June 20, 1894, Alice 
Gilman Drew. 
(8) Mabel Estelle Preble, b. July 23, 1877; d. April 11, 

1879. 
(8) Herbert Harmon Preble, b. May 17, 1880; d. Sept. 
6, 1900. 
(6) Woodward Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., June 1, 1812; d. 
Aug. 15, 1876; he resided in Gardiner, Me., about forty 
years; shipbuilder and farmer; m. Susan Woodbury, 
b. May 16, 1818; d. Jan. 24, 1891; daughter of True 
Woodbury and Sally Jordan. 
(7) Annetta Jane Thompson, b. Gardiner, Me., Jan. 3, 
1850; studied in Gardiner (Me.) schools; has re- 
sided in Gardiner, Monmouth and Norridgewock, 
Me.; m., Oct. 10, 1871, George Emerson Porter, b. 
Brunswick, Me., Aug. 18, 1849; studied in Bruns- 
wick schools; tailor; son of Nathaniel C. Porter and 
Hannah Gould. 




The Home of W^illiam Lee Thompson (b). Mere Point Road. Brunswick, Maine. 
He added a large part of this house to a smaller building. This most hospit- 
able home was burned in June, 1906. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 139 

(8) Cora Edna Porter, b. Jan. 21, 1873; d. April 17, 
1873. 
(6) Capt. Nathaniel Purington Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., 
Dec. 11, 1813; d. June 21, 1857 (43y., 6m.); he was lost 
on the ship William Rogers on the passage from Liv- 
erpool, Eng., to New York; m. Minerva Alexander of 
Bowdoin; b. 1821; d. March 10, 1847 (2Gy.); no chil- 
dren. 
(G) William Lee Thompson, b. Bowdoin. Me., July 9, 1815; 
d. Brunswick, Me., May 7, 1900; educated in common 
schools; farmer; m., June 5, 1841, Elizabeth Mariner, 
b. Brunswick, Me., Dec. 2, 1816; d. June 15, 1891; 
buried in Maquoit Cemetery, Brunswick, Me.; daugh- 
ter of John Mariner and Rhoda Thompson. 
(7) Lavina Rhoda Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Jan. 7, 
1845; d. Boston Mass., April 12, 1872; educated in 
common schools. 
(7) Nathan Thomas Cleveland Thompson, b. Brunswick, 
Me., May 7, 1843; resides Brunswick, Me.; engineer 
and carpenter, 26 Mere Point Road; m. (first), Nov. 
1866, Rebecca Archibald, b. Maitland, N. S., 1839; 
d. Aug. 5, 1873 (33y., 10m.); daughter of John Arch- 
ibald; m. (second), Feb. 22, 1875, Abbie M. Freeman, 
b. Freeport, Me., March 26, 1850; daughter of Colby 
Welch and Clarissa Holbrook. Mr. Thompson has 
lived in Boston, Mass., in Yarmouth and Brunswick, 
Me. 
Children of second wife: 

(8) Percy Cleveland Thompson, b. Boston, Mass., Sept. 
10, 1877; d. Oct. 20, 1878; buried in Maquoit Cem- 
etery, Brunswick, Me. 
(6) Ethel Blanchard Thompson, b. Boston, Mass., April 
19, 1881; milliner at Brunswick, Me. 
(7) Mary Elizabeth Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Sept. 
10, 1847; resides 18 Webster Street, East Somer- 
ville, Mass.; she and her husband and family are 
members of the Tremont Temple Church, Boston, 
Mass.; m., Sept. 12, 1877, Barnard Boynton, b. Wash- 
ington, Me., Aug. 8, 1848; painter; son of Henry 

Boynton and Hutchins. 

(8) Edith Emma Boynton, b. Oct. 28, 1880; graduated 
from Edgerly Grammar School, East Somerville, 
Mass., June, 1895; from English High School, 
1899. 



140 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) John B. Boynton, b. Jan. 12, 1882; d. Jan. 16, 1882. 
(8) Edward L. Domineo Hall Boynton, b. Oct. 25, 1883; 
graduated from Edgerly Grammar School, 1S98; 
painting with his father. 
(7) Rachel Anne Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., May 29, 
1856; resides 7 Mabel Street, Woodfords, Me.; m. 
as his second wife, Dec. 23, 1893, Abizer Curtis Wil- 
son, b. Brunswick, Me., Feb. 19, 1854; mason; son 
of John Wilson and Susan Ellen Gummer. 
(7) Joseph Henry Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., May 29, 

1856; farmer at Brunswick, Me. 
(7) James Franklin Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Nov. 
12, 1860; d. July 5, ISSl. 
(6) Roxana Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Dec. 16, 1816; d. 
March 20, 1896; buried in the New Meadows Ceme- 
tery; m. her cousin, Gilbert Woodward, b. Bruns- 
wick, 1809; d. March 20, 1889; son of Eben Woodward. 
(7) Mary Woodward, b. 1840; d. 1854. 

(7) Melissa Woodward, b. Brunswick, Me., Nov. 11, 1847; 
resides 30 Winthrop Street, Augusta, Me.; has re- 
sided at Brunswick, Me., Amherst, Mass., St. Louis, 
Mo., Huntsville, Mo., and Augusta, Me.; m., Aug 26, 
1873, Melville Smith, b. Augusta, Me., May 11, 1842; 
piano and organ dealer; son of Winthrop H. Smith 
and Mary J. Crockett. 
(8) Emma Belle Smith, b. Nov. 25, 1875; m., Oct. 4, 
1899, Herbert Parker Doane. 
(9) Smith Eaton Doane, b. Nov. 1, 1901. 
(8) Ralph Woodward Smith, b. Dec. 23, 1883. 
(7) Osborne Thompson Woodward, b. Brunswick, Me., 
Aug. 2, 1849; resides Brunswick, Me.; m., Jan., 1879, 
Hattie Alexander. 
(8) Lulu M. Woodward. 
(8) Samuel Woodward. 
(8) Gilbert P. Woodward; d. (4y.). 
(6) Abel H. Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Sept. 11, 1818; d. 
March 13, 1888; buried Riverside Cemetery. Auburn, 
Me.; lived Gardiner, Brunswick, Harpswell, Island 
Falls, Bowdoin, Lisbon, Lewiston, Fairfield, all in 
Maine; blacksmith and farmer; m., 1843, Julia Wake- 
field, b. Gardiner, Me., Feb. 27, 1820; d. June 19, 1899; 
educated in Gardiner (Me.) schools; daughter of Jere- 
miah Wakefield and Elizabeth McKinney. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 141 

(7) Julia Ann Thompson, b. Mere Point, Brunswick, Me., 

Sept. 16, 1850; resides Fort Fairfield, Me.; has 

lived in several Maine towns and at Lowell, Mass., 

San Francisco, Cal., and at Asheville, N. C; m., Oct. 

13, 1884, Levi William Stevens, b. Fort Fairfield, Me., 

Dec. 10, 18.50; educated in Fort Fairfield schools; 

lumber manufacturer; son of Hiram Stevens, b. San- 

gerville. Me., and who went to Aroostook County as 

a soldier; son of Levi Stevens of Strong, Me., and 

Dorcas B. Whitney, b. Norridgewock, Me.; d. 1867. 

(8) Anna Lovinia Stevens, b. Dec. 3, 1884; resides at 

Osterville, Mass.; m., June 3, 1902, Dr. William B. 

Kinney. 

(9) Ortonville Max Kinney. 

(7) John Franklin Thompson, b. Mere Point, Brunswick, 

Me., June 21, 1852; d. 1876. 
(7) Lizzie Jane Thompson, b. Mere Point, Brunswick, Me., 
Feb. 24, 1854; resides Louisville, Ky. ; m., in Lewis- 
ton, Me., May, 1874, William B. Marinor, manager of 
cotton mills; lived Bondville, Mass., Fall River, 
Mass., Cornwall, Ont, Wilmington, Del. 
(8) Gustavus Marinor. 
(7) Chapin Edward Thompson, b. Harpswell, Me., Jan. 8, 
1858; resides Yonkers, N. Y. ; has lived at Island 
Falls, Me., Lisbon, Lewiston, Fort Fairfield, Auburn, 
and in Lowell, Mass., and Yonkers, N. Y.; studied 
in the Lewiston (Me.) Grammar School and in a 
commercial college at Lowell, Mass.; carpenter; m., 
Oct. 9, 1886, Nancy Maria Way, b. N. H., May 
25, 1863; educated in country schools; daughter of 
Benjamin F. Way and Elizabeth Sweet. 
(8) Unia Ellis Thompson, b. July 20, 1887; graduated 
from EricKemeyer School, Yonkers, N. Y., June 
25, 1903. 
(8) Norman Abel Thompson, b. Feb. 21, 1891; studied 
in Erickemeyer School. 
(7) Gilbert Woodward Thompson, b. Island Falls, Me., 

May 8, 1858; resides Louisville, Ky. 
(7) William Henry Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me.; d. Oct. 6, 

1863 (19y.); served in the Civil War in the First 
Maine Cavalry one and a half years. 

(7) George Abijah Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me.; d. Feb. 14, 

1864 (20y.). 



142 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(6) Samuel Totman Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Sept. 1, 
1820; d. Feb. 10, 1897; farmer; m. Lidia Coombs, b. 
March 19, 1822; d. March 6, 1893. 
(7) Viola Vincett Thompson, b. Oct. 4, 1852; resides 193 
College Street, Lewiston, Me.; m., Sept. 21, 1877, 
Orlando Phineas Mosely, b. Oct. 14, 1851; carpenter; 
son of Phineas Thompson Mosely and Charity Con- 
nor. 
(8) Ruby Estelle Mosely, b. Dec. 21, 1889; graduated 
from Lewiston (Me.) Grammar School, 1903. 
(6) Abijah Harvey Thompson, b. Dec 21, 1821; d. Feb., 
1881; lived in Lewiston and Brunswick, Me., and in 
Maiden, Mass.; m., Nov., 1850, Marcia Ann Beals, b. 
Leeds, Me., Dec, 1824; daughter of Benjamin Beals 
and Caroline Leonard. 
(7) Harry Leland Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Dec. 31, 
1851; resides 374 Main Street, Maiden, Mass.; edu- 
cated in Brunswick schools and Portland Commer- 
cial College; grocer; m., Jan. 14, 1887, Carrie Lo- 
vinia Brooks, b. Boston, Mass., July, 1863; graduated 
from schools of Maiden, Mass.; daughter of Nelson 
Brooks and Sarah E. Merrill. 
(8) Mary Louise Thompson, b. Jan., 1888. 
(8) Harry Lewis Brooks Thompson, b. April, 1892.' 
(8) Lester Beals Thompson, b. May, 1897. 
(7) Luella May Thompson, b. Canton, Me., Nov., 1852. 
(7) George Knox Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., July 27, 
1864; m., at Maiden, Mass., June 21, 1888, Clara E. 
Keith. 
(8) Gladys Josephine Thompson, b. April 22, 1887. 
(8) George Kenneth Thompson, b. March 1, 1894. 
(8) Arnold Keith Thompson, b. April 15, 1896. 
***** 

(5) The seventh child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Woos- 

ter, Beulah Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., March 20, 1789 ; 

d. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 15, 1872 (83y., 10m.); buried at 

Old South Cemetery, Bowdoin, Me.; m., Feb. 2, 1805, 

William Moseley, ta. Brunswick, Me., 1774; d. Bowdoin, 

Me., July 11, 1866 (92y.); shoemaker and farmer; lived 

at Brunswick and Bowdoin, Me. 

(6) Mehetable Moseley, b. Jan. 20, 1806; d. Bangor, Me., 

Feb. 1, 1852; m., Sept. 21, 1825, Capt. Stephen S. 

Haynes, b. Oct. 19, 1802; d. June 11, 1878; followed the 

sea for many years and then settled in Bangor, Me. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 143 

(7) Mehetable Mary Haynes, b. Aug. 28, 1826; resides 45 
Bedford Street, Bath, Me.; m., in Bangor, Me., Oct. 
15, 1848, William Hogan, b. Bowdoinham, Me., 1824; 
d. Bath, Me., Aug. 1, 1871; resided Bangor and Bath, 
Me.; stonecutter; son of William Hogan and Eliza- 
beth. 
(8) William E. Hogan, b. Aug. 1, 1849; resides 45 Bed- 
ford Street, Bath, Me.; lawyer; graduated at Bath 
(Me.) High School, 18G7; at Phillips Andover 
(Mass.) Academy, 1869; Dartmouth College, 1872; 
m., 1889, Estelle Kellett, b. Bath, Me., Nov. 26, 
1852; d. July 7, 1899 (47y., 5m.) ; daughter of Will- 
iam Kellett and Rachel; no children. 
(8) Clarence Hogan, b. Jan. 10, 1851; d. June 3, 1865 

(14y.). 
(8) Viola G. Hogan, b. Dec. 10, 1853; teacher at Bath, 
Me.; graduated from Bath (Me.) High School, 
1871; taught in the Bath schools for twenty-nine 
years and then in the High School. 
(8) Lilla May Hogan, b. Oct. 24. 1855; d. Nov. 23, 1877 
(24y.) ; m., Dec. 25, 1875, William Bradford of 
Portland, Me., b. Oct. 27, 1855; spar maker; no 
children. 
(8) Edwin Charles Hogan, b. Nov. 29, 1857; resides at 
Travers City, Mich.; went West in 1877; carpen- 
ter; m., 1882, Helen Elizabeth Wilcox, b. Leslie, 
Mich., April 15, 1862; daughter of John Willard 
Wilcox and Sarah Shane. 
(9) Geraldine Mehetable Hogan, b. March 26, 1900. 
(9) Margaret Sarah Hogan, b. March 26, 1900. 
(9) Alice May Hogan, b. Sept. 23, 1903. 
(8) Dr. Freemont Lincoln Hogan, b. Aug. 25, 1861; re- 
(8) Emma E. Hogan, b. June 17, 1859; d. Aug. 11, 1880 

(21y., 2m.). 
(S) Dr. Fremont Lincoln Hogan, b. Aug. 25, 1861; re- 
sides Lisbon, Me.; graduated from Bath (Me.) 
High School, 1881; at Bowdoin Medical College, 
1894. 
(S) Alice May Hogan, b. March 14, 1863; d. March 22, 
1893. 
(7) Deacon Stephen Stockbridge Haynes, b. Bowdoin, 
Me., July 2, 1830; resides Oldtown, Me.; lived some 
time in Bangor, Me.; house joiner and pattern 
maker; m., in Bangor, Me., Nov. 9, 1857, by Rev. C. 



144 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

F. Porter, Anna Electa Hurd, b. Orrington, Me., July 
22, 1837; daughter of Robert Hurd and Orenda 
Brown. 
(8) Evangeline Mabel Haynes, b. Bangor, Me., Oct. 18, 

1858; school teacher; resides Oldtown, Me. 
(8) Harold Woodward Haynes, b. March 28, 1874; edu- 
cated in Bowdoin College. 
(7) Rev. Charles Dwinal Haynes, b. Bowdoin, Me., May 15, 
1834; resides Traverse City, Mich.; is a preacher and 
works on a fruit farm. "When my ninth birthday ar- 
rived my mother and her children reached Bangor, 
Me., where we resided about 11 years. Then I went 
to Bath, Me., and learned the stone cutter's trade, 
remaining three years; then went to Columbia, S. C, 
where I worked on the State House two and a half 
years. In Feb., before the Rebellion broke out, I 
entered the Theological Seminary at Lawrence Uni- 
versity, Canton, N. Y., and spent three years there. 
I then took a pastorate of three years at Newport 
and Middleville, N. Y. I was in Henderson, N. Y., 
one and a half years. In June, 1SG9, I came to 
Traverse City, Mich., and have preached more or 
less ever since, and done considerable work on a 
small fruit farm." M., July G, 1863, Adelaide Erexa 
Morrill, b. Huntington, Vt., July 16, 1834; d. Oct. 27, 
1899; daughter of James Morrill and Eunice Fitch. 
(8) Son, b. April 9, 1871. 
(7) Susan Moseley Haynes, b. July 8, 1836; m. William 

Hall; resides Granger, Idaho. 
(7) Phineas Moseley Haynes, b. Bowdoin, Me., Feb. 11, 
1843; d. March 11, 1853. 
(6) Lovinia Moseley, b. Feb. 29, 1808; d. June 1, 1866; lived 
in Litchfield, Me.; m., Dec. 28, 1837, Wyman Gowell, b. 
Bowdoin, Me.; he moved from Bowdoin to Litchfield, 
Me., in May, 1852; children all born in Bowdoin, Me. 
(7) Cora Gowell, b. Oct. 2, 1838; at home. 
(7) Johnson Gowell, b. Nov. 23, 1839; d. Bowdoin, Nov., 

1841 (2y., 19d.). 
(7) Marilla Gowell, b. April 5, 1842; d. Litchfield, Me., 

Oct. 15, 1868. 
(7) Augustus Gowell, b. Feb. 19, 1844. "A very thrifty 

farmer on a nicely-located place." 
(7) Sawtelle Gowell, b. Oct. 20, 1845; d. Oct. 2, 1849 (4y., 
28d.). 



THOMPSON GENExVLOGY. 145 

(7) Wyman Woodbury Gowell, b. Dec. 23, 1847; d. Sept. 
24, 1849 (2y., 9m., 28d.). 
(6) Elizabeth Moseley, b. .July 10, 1810; d. Aug. 31, 1855 
(45y.) ; buried in Old South Cemetery, Bowdoin, Me.; 
m., Sept. 8, 1853, James Alexander, b. Bowdoin; d. 
April 7, 1882 (81y.) ; farmer; son of William Alex- 
ander; no children. 
(6) Mary Moseley, b. July 23, 1812; m., Oct. 10, 1844, Jona- 
than E. Tedford of Topsham, Me. 
(6) Phineas Thompson Moseley, b. Brunswick, Me., Feb. 12, 
1815; d. Lewiston, Me., Jan. 26, 1891 (75y., 11m., 14d.) ; 
lived in Brunswick, Bowdoin, Litchfield, Me.; car- 
penter; m., Dec. 25, 1839, Charity Connor, b. Bow- 
doin, Me., Oct., 1817; d. Lewiston, Me., Feb. 3, 1881 
' (64y., 3m., lOd.); daughter of Simeon Connor and 
Martha Moulton. 
(7) Mary Elizabeth Moseley, b. Feb. 28, 1841; d. Jan. 23, 

1890; imm. 
(7) Alice Moseley, b. May 10, 1843; d. April 4, 1856. 
(7) Alvah Graves Moseley, b. Aug. 1, 1845; d. Aug. 4, 
1882 ; carpenter ; m., Nov., 1877, Ella True, b. Litch- 
field, Me.; resided at Lewiston, Auburn, Portland, 
Me.; no children. 
(7) Orlando Moseley; d. Sept., 1851 (4y., 6m.). 
(7) Charles Connor Moseley, b. Sept. 12, 1849; R. F. D. 
No. 3, Freeport, Me.; educated in Bowdoin (Me.) 
schools and Litchfield Academy; lived Lisbon Falls, 
Portland, Brunswick, Freeport, Me.; carpenter; m., 
Oct. 9, 1875; Catherine Abbie Cornish, b. June 22, 
1853; studied in Bowdoin schools; daughter of El- 
bridge G. Cornish and Abby G. Small. 
(8) Mabel Florence Moseley, b. June 30, 1877; gradu- 
ated from Portland (Me.) High School, 1895; 
Gorham (Me.) Normal School, 1898; m., July 11, 
1905, Frank Stephens Kendrick, b. Lewiston, Me., 
Feb. 13, 1875; attended the schools of Bowdoin, 
Me., and Lowell, Mass.; shoe cutter; son of Frank 
William Kendrick and Ada Small. 
(8) Fred Simon Connor Moseley, b. April 10, 1887; at- 
tended Brunswick (Me.) schools; resides Free- 
port, Me. 
(7) Orlando Phineas Moseley, b. Oct. 14, 1851; m. Viola 
Viucett Thompson. (See page 142.) 

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146 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(7) Clara Emily Moseley, b. Sept. 18, 1853; d. July 5, 

1877. 
(7) Mary Ellen Moseley, b. Aug. 29, 1855; music teacher; 

resides 130 College Street, Lewiston, Me. 
(7) Simon Connor Moseley, b. Jan. 6, 1858; d. Nov. 29, 
1882; graduated from Nichols Latin School, 1873; 
Bates College, 1877; lawyer; lived in Bowdoin and 
Lewiston, Me.; unm.; admitted to the Androscog- 
gin bar, Oct., 1881. 
(6) Sarah Ann Moseley; b. April 10, 1817; d. Oct. 3, 1883; 
m., as his second wife, Arthur Edgecombe, b. Oct. 16, 
1904; d. Feb., 1880; fifth child of Aaron Edgecombe 
and Elizabeth Hewey. 
(6) William Moseley, Jr., b. July 13, 1819; d. Bowdoinham, 
Me., Aug. 12, 1865; lived Brunswick, Bowdoin, Port- 
land, Bowdoinham, all in Maine; carpenter and 
joiner. 
(6) Margaret Moseley, b. Dec. 19, 1821; m. Lewis P. Alexan- 
der in Topsham, Me., May 13, 1847; he d. Feb. 27, 
1895 (75y., Im.); buried in Old South Cemetery, Bow- 
doin, Me. 
(6) Susannah Moseley, b. Jan. 11, 1825; d. June 27, 1854 

(20y. ) ; unm. 
(6) Amos Thompson Moseley, b. Sept. 27, 1827; d. Feb. 15, 
1850 (23y., 5m.); unm.; buried in Old South Ceme- 
tery, Bowdoin, Me. 
(6) Caroline Adelaide Moseley, b. Jan. 24, 1829; d. Dec. 18, 
1870 (41y., 10m.); unm. 

* * 4> * * 

(5) The eighth child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Woos- 
ter, Rhoda Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., Feb. 19, 1790; 
d. April 15, ISGG (7Gy.); publishment of marriage dated 
Oct. 30, 1813, to John Mariner, who d. April 15, 1830 
(43y.); buried in Maquoit Cemetery, Brunswick, Me. 
(6) Jedediah Mariner. 

(6) Elizabeth Mariner, b. Dec. 2, 181G; d. June 15, 1891; m., 
June 5, 1841, William Lee Thompson^ b. Bowdoin, 
Me., July 9, 1815; d. May 7, 1900. (See records, page 
139.) 
(6) Melvin Mariner. 
(6) Joseph Mariner. 

* * ^!: :|c 4< 

(5) The ninth child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Wooster, 
Lois Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., March 4, 1792; m.. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 147 

May 10, 1815, by Elder Humphrey Purington, Levi H. 
Pratt of North Yarmouth, Me. "Some of the descend- 
ants live in Maine and Fall River, Mass." 

ijfi ^ ^ ^ it: 

(5) The tenth child of Amos Thompson and Hannah Wooster, 
Sybil (Sebbel in some old records) Thompson, b. Feb. 
3, 1794; d. Nov. 5, 1846 (52y.); m., April 22, 1819, 
Unight (also spelled Unite) Mariner, b. Brunswick, Me., 
April 20, 1788; d. Sept. 26, 1841; farmer, blacksmith and 
bricklayer in Brunswick, Me.; son of William M. Mari- 
ner and Elizabeth Moseley. 
(6) Paulina Sybil Mariner, b. Nov. 21, 1821; m., April 21, 
1846, Daniel T. Purinton, b. Dec. 28, 1817; d. Bruns- 
wick, Me., Feb. 12, 1889. 
(7) Josiah Purinton, b. April 20, 1847; resides at Betnel, 

Me. 
(7) Flora E. Purington, b. Oct. 31, 1851; unm. 
(7) Daniel Gorham Purinton, b. Dec. 7, 1852; resides at 
Brunswick, Me.; m., June 23, 1885, Mary Jane Fer- 
rin, b. Brunswick, Me., Feb. 4, 1862; daugnter of 
David Ferrin, b. Nov. 16, 1827, and Agues Given 
Mariner, b. Sept. 10, 1830. 
(8) Grace Agnes Purinton. b. March 20, 1889. 
(8) Charles Irwin Purinton, b. Jan. 27, 1892. 
(7) Ada P. Purinton, b. Dec. 15, 1854; m., Dec. 21, 1885, 
Sumner S. Holbrook, b. Sept. 8, 1839; resides New 
Meadows, Me., son of Samuel S. Holbrook* and his 
cousin, Mercy W. Holbrook. 
(8) Allen Jordan Holbrook, b. Oct. 3, 188G. 
(8) Irving Whitmore Holbrook, b. July 8, 1888. 
(8) Sargent Prentis Holbrook, b. Feb. 27, 1890. 
(8) Mercy P. Holbrook, b. Nov. 2, 1891. 
(8) Samuel Snow Holbrook, b. April 16, 1894. 
(8) Roxana Sybil Holbrook, b. Sept. 16, 1895. 
(8) Calista Caroline Holbrook, b. Dec. 14, 1897. 
(6) Lettice Mariner, b. July 21, 1824; m., Dec. 27, 1859, 
Samuel Woodward; farmer, who has always resided 
in Brunswick, Me.; son of Ebenezer Woodward and 
Mary Jordan. 
(7) Mary Jordan Woodward, b. Nov. 4, 1860; d. May /, 
1888. 
(6) Hannah W. Mariner, b. June 17, 1827; d. Feb. 19, 1900; 
resided in Brunswick, Me.; m., Dec. 18, 1853, Albert J. 



148 • THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Linscott, b. April 25, 1830; farmer and ship carpenter; 
son of Abijah Linscott and Betsy Snow. 
(7) Georgietta Linscott, b. May 19, 1856; m., Sept. 30, 
1877, Robert Jordan. 
(8) Mabel E. Jordan, b. March 7, 1878. 
(8) Florence R. Jordan, b. Nov. 18, 188G. 
(7) Lettice Alice Linscott, b. Feb. 3, 1859; resides Orono, 
Me.; m., Oct. 17, 1884, Alfred Clifford; carpenter for 
Maine Central Railroad. 
(6) Lois P. Mariner, b. March 31, 1830; always resided in 

Brunswick, Me.; unm. 
(6) Mary E. Mariner, b. Aug. 20. 1832; resides at Bath, Me.; 
m. (first), Jan. 6, 1852, Henry Scott, b. Freeport, Me., 
Jan. 10, 1835; ship carpenter; m. (second), William 
B. Scott. 
Child of first husband. 

(7) Fred B. Scott, b. Jan. 6, 1854; resides North Bath, 
Me.; ship joiner; m. (first), Sept. 10, 1878, Lucretia 
J. Oliver, who d. June 8, 1888; m. (second), June 
26, 1889, Anna E. Marr. 
Child of first wife: 

(8) Ned Scott, b. June 1, 1881. 
Child of second wife: 

(8) Abbie May Scott, b. Jan. 18, 1891. 
Children of second husband: 

(7) Lon H. Scott, b. April 4, 1865; resides East Boston, 
Mass.; dealer in ship chandlery goods; m., March 
29, 1889, Eugenie I. Pepper. 
(8) Leon B. Scott, b. Jan. 9, 1890; d. Jan. 11, 1894. 
(8) Henry M. Scott, b. April 8, 1892. 
(8) Ralph B. Scott, b. Feb. 2, 1894. 
(7) Susan M. Scott, b. March 25, 1873; resides in Boston, 
Mass.; unm. 



CHAPTER V. 

Benjamin Thompson of New ]\Ieadows, Brunswick, Me., 
AND His Descendants. 

His line: (1) William Thompson of Dover, X. H. ; (2) 
James Thompson of Kittery, Me. 

(3) Benjamin Thompson, b. Kittery, Me., Sept. 9, 1717. Of the 
date of his death Ezekiel Thompson, his nephew, says in 
his Day Bools;: "He died 50 years before 1831." One 
says: "Benjamin Thompson of Georgetown, Me., pur- 
chased of Rebecca Moseley of Dorchester, Mass., the 
daughter of Thomas Stevens, seventy-two and one-half 
acres of land, stretching across the peninsular from, on the 
one side, the waters of Stevens' or New Meadows River, 
and on the othej- side bounded by the waters of Merrymeet- 
ing Bay, the latter being where the waters of the Andros- 
coggin River meet, kiss, and mingle with the waters of the 
Atlantic, the same as the young and gallant tars did with 
the blooming maidens on the return voyage from the high 
seas, and thus the place was called Merrymeeting Bay." 
This was lot No. 50. "Benjamin Thompson lived at Bruns- 
wick and Bath, Me.," "near head of New Meadows River, 
where Thomas and Adam Lemont now live." Constable 
at Topsham, Me., Nov. 17, 1796, to Nov., 1798. Ezekiel 
Thompson, m.. Oct. 17, 1744. Abigail Philbrook of Bath. 
Me., b. April 9, 1725; baptized at Bath, 1725. She was in 
the fifth generation of the Philbrook line. Her father, 
Jonathan Philbrook, was a prominent shipmaster. Mr. 
Edwin Stockin of Watertown, Mass.. gives her Philbrook 
line: (1) Thomas Philbrook of Watertown, Mass., who 

m. Elizabeth ; (2) Thomas Philbrook, b. 1624; d. 

Nov. 24, 1700; m., July 22, 1669, Hannah (White) French, 
daughter of Edward French of Salisbury, Mass., who d. 
1624; (3) William Philbrook, b. April 27, 1670; m., Oct. 
10, 1869, Mercy Neal, daughter of Walter Neal of Green- 
land, N. H.; (4) Jonathan Philbrook, b. 1694, of Green- 
land, N. H.; m. Elizabeth, some give the wife's name as 
Mann, or Marr; others say Springer. 



150 THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 

Ezekiel Thompson in his Day Boole, thus speaks of the 
family of Benjamin Thompson: "Jan. 24, 1831, I hear that 
Widow Sarah Bates died lately. She was the oldest 
daughter of my Uncle Benjamin Thompson. Her mother 
was Abigail Philbrook. After his decease she married 
old Mr. Tobias Ham, who is since dead (died Oct. 30, 
1791) and was called 'Long Tom.' My Uncle Benjamin 
died about 50 years since. Benjamin Thompson had three 
sons — Jonathan, David and Alexander. The daughters were 
Sarah Bates, above mentioned, Abigail, who married Eben 
Coombs and 2nd Samuel Tebbetts, Esq., and moved to 
Ohio; Huldah married James Crawford and moved to Pa. 
Priscilla married Hugh Mulloy, and moved to Ohio; she 
was tne mother of Ebenezer Herrick's wife. Hannah mar- 
ried a Herrick and lived in Greene. One, whose name I 
have forgotten, married a Blossom and lived in Mon- 
mouth, Me. All these were worthy women and bore a 
good name." 

Two lists of the children of Benjamin Thompson and 
Abigail Philbrook were furnished. One was from Miss 
Sarah A. Thompson of Topsham, Me., and the other from 
E. A. Parker, Esq., of Indianapolis, Ind., who secured 
them from the town clerk of North Georgetown, Me. Both 
lists harmonize perfectly. 

(4) Sarah Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., Aug. 21, 1746, and 
recorded Sept. 13, 1746; d. Jan., 1831; m. Hosea Bates. 

***** 
(4) Jonathan Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., July 1, 1748; 
recorded by Samuel Denny, town clerk, July 16, 1748; 
lived in Monmouth or Wale.s, Me.; m., Nov. 23, 1773, 
Martha Thompson*, b. Aug. 16, 1751; d. 1849; daughter 
of Cornelius Thompson^ and Hannah Smith. 
(5) Jonathan Thompson; m. Miss Jewell. 
(5) Benjamin Thompson; m. Annie Jewell. 
(6) Jane Thompson. 
(6) Abigail Thompson. 
'(6) Elbridge Thompson. 
(6) Phineas Thompson. 

(6) Corydon Thompson, b. Monmouth, Me., 1806; d. Cun- 
dy's Harbor, Me., March 6, 1887 (Sly.); ship car- 
penter; m. Priscilla Curtis, b. Harpswell, Me., Jan. 
3, 1809; d. Jan. 3, 1887 (78y.); daughter of James 
, Curtis and Chiloa Raymond. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 151 

(7) William Curtis Thompson, b. June 1, 1832; d. June 
12, 1901; resided Cundy's Harbor, Me.; joiner and 
fisherman; m., Nov. 15, 1869, Lydia Florence 
Watson, b. Gloucester, Mass., Sept. 13, 1840; re- 
sides Cundy's Harbor; daughter of Robert Wat- 
son and Betsy Younger. 
<8) Charles Wellington Thompson, b. June 15, 1870; 

unm. 
<S) Sanford Oscar Thompson, b. Nov. 12, 1871; d. 

April 26, 1889 (17y., 5d.). 
(Sj Sidney Watson Thompson, b. Sept. 13, 1873; re- 
sides Cundy's Harbor, Me.; fisherman; m., Jan. 
1, 1901, Harriet A. Barter, b. Portland, Me., 
Sept. 29, 18S1; daughter of Henry Barter and 
Mary McKinnon. 
(9) Florence May Thompson, b. Dec. 1, 1900. 
(9) Madaline Thompson, b. Aug. 15, 1902. 
(9) Agnes Ellen Thompson, b. Oct. 6, 1904. 
(8) Albert Trufant Thompson, b. Sept. 9, 1875; unm. 
(8) Harmon Coombs Thompson, b. June 25, 1881; mo- 
torman. 
(7) Elbridge Thompson, b. Sept. 21, 1S34; m. (first), 
March 19, 1862, Mary Trufant. b. March 16, 1836; 
d. Sept. 5, 1864 (28y., 6m.); daughter of William 
Trufant and Lucy Rich; m. (second), Jan. 1, 
1866, Alice L. Paul, b. Phippsburg, Me., Aug. 31, 
1845; daughter of Moses Paul, b. June 24, 1803, 
and Lydia Jewell, b. March 11, 1806; d. Jan. 11, 
1899. 
Child of first wife: 

(8) Edith Thompson; d. Aug. 16, 1864 (2y., 2m.). 
Children of second wife: 

(8) Ada E. Thompson, b. East Harpswell, Me., Oct. 
15, 1867; resides Cundy's Harbor, Me.; m., Feb. 
21, 1887, William Benson, b. Dec. 17, 1856; fish- 
erman; son of Amasa Benson and Deborah 
Snow. 
(9) Charles L. Benson, b. April 16, 1888. 
(9) George H. Benson, b. Aug. 14, 1890. 
(9) Warren P. Benson, b. March 11, 1892. 
(9) Elbridge A. Benson, b. Jan. 28, 1894. 
(8) Frank L. Thompson, b. Feb. 26, 1869; clerk; re- 
sides Sebasco, Me.; m., Oct., 1894, Kate Percy, 
b. Phippsburg, Me., Sept. 12, 1868; daughter of 
James Percy and Charlotte Wonson. 



152 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(9) Harold P. Thompson, b. July, 1896. 
(9) Percy F. Thompson, b. Jan., 1899. 
(8) Julia Hatch Thompson, b. Sept. 26, 1871; resides 
Cundy's Harbor, Me.; m., Dec. 5, 1895, Wilbur 
Augustus Eastman, b. May 8, 1871; son of Levi 
Eastman and Betsy Watson. 
(9) Alice Bessie Eastman, b. April, 1898. 
(9) John D. Eastman, b. July 21, 1901. 
(7) Chiloa Ann Thompson, b. Aug. 7, 1836; d. Nov. 1, 
1883 (46y., 6m.); m. Capt. Isaac N. Ridley, b. 
July 31, 1832; d. Dec. 13, 1901. 
(8) Frank Walter Ridley, b. April, 1861; resides 
Phippsburg, Me.; merchant; m., Nov. 15, 1883, 
Addie Gertrude Trufant, b. Nov. 2, 1865; 
daughter of Albert T. Trufant and Sarah B. 
Watson. 
(9) Sadie Ethel Ridley, b. Nov. 2, 1885. 
(9) Leida Dodge Ridley, b. June 2, 1886. 
(9) Emma Frances Ridley, b. Aug. 1, 1888. 
(9) Walter Everett Ridley, b. June 17, 1890. 
(9) Bertie Gordon Ridley, b. Jan. 13, 1896. 
(8) Will Harmon Ridley, b. Nov. 13, 1856; clerk in a 
grocery store at Cundy's Harbor, Me.; m., Oct. 
29, 1898, Isabella A. Holbrook, b. Cundy's Har- 
bor, Sept. 29, 1879; daughter of Samuel H. Hol- 
brook and Adaline Dresser. 
(9) Jesse Holbrook Ridley, b. Nov. 25, 1905. 
(8) Emma Jane Ridley, b. Cundy's Harbor, Me., June 
12, 1858; m., July 14, 1879, Harmon Coombs, b. 
Feb. 25, 1853; son of Samuel Coombs and Pris- 
cilla Rich. 
(7) Joanna Thompson, b. Jan. 25, 1839; resides Bailey's 
Island, Me.; m., Jan. 9, 1857, William Henry Sin- 
nett, b. Bailey's Island, Jan. 28, 1836; followed 
the sea; then a dealer in cottage lots; son of 
Hugh Sinnett and Susannah Orr. 
(8) Mary Jane Sinnett, b. May 1, 1860; d. Feb. 23, 
1876; m., Dec. 23, 1875, George Albion Johnson, 
b. March 10, 1852; son of Elisha Allen Johnson 
and Almira Sprague. 
(8) Everett Irving Sinnett, b. Sept. 0, 1863; resides 
Bailey's Island, Me.; storekeeper; has held sev- 
eral town offices; m., Oct. 10, 1885, Fannie M. 
Bibber, b. Jan. 24, 1866; daughter of Andrew 
Jackson Bibber and Lydia Maria Alexander. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 153 

(9) Nina B. Sinnett, b. April 18, 1887. 
(9) Irving C. Sinnett, b. March 25, 1892. 
(9) Henry Jackson Sinnett, b. Oct. 17, 1895. 
(8) Olevia Sinnett, b. Feb., 1867; d. March 20, 1867. 
(8) Laura Etta Sinnett, b. Sept. 19, 1873; resides Bai- 
ley's Island, Me.; m., May 2, 1888, Capt. George 
Bernard Johnson, b. Dec. 29, 1869; son of John 
Merrill Johnson and Almira Susan Johnson. 
(9) Freddie Fairfield Johnson, b. Nov. 20, 1889. 
(9) Leone Frye Johnson, b. June 30, 1891. 
(9) Harry Elroy Johnson, b. March 16, 1894. 
(9) Jesse Merrill Johnson, b. Feb. 22, 1904. 
(7) Hannah Curtis Thompson, b. Dec. 3, 1841; resides 
Cundy's Harbor, Me.; m., July 1, 1865, George 
Washington Sinnett, b. Bailey's Island, Me., Oct. 
14, 1839; son of James Sinnett and Hannah Sin- 
nett. 
(8) Sanford O. Sinnett, b. July 11, 1867; d. Sept. 16, 

1887. 
(8) Georgia Anna Sinnett, b. July 23, 1868; resides 
Cundy's Harbor, Me.; m., March 4, 1889, Capt. 
Bertrand Boarden Brigham, b. May 16, 1864. 
(9) Nellie Hopkins Brigham, b. Oct. 23, 1891. 
(9) Harvey Shinett Brigham, b. Aug. 28, 1893. 
(9) Asenath Mary Brigham, b. July 22, 1896. 
(9) Edna Curtis Brigham, b. Aug. 8, 1899. 
(9) Glendee Emerson Brigham. 

(5) Phineas Thompson, m. Allen. 

(5) Aaron Thompson. 
(5) Judith Thompson. 
(5) Abigail Thompson. 

(5) Priscilla Thompson; m. (first), Mr. Jewell; m. (sec- 
ond), Nathaniel Donnell of Lisbon, Me. 

i|G sic 9t: ^ ^ 

(4) Abigail Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., Nov. 22, 1750; re- 
corded by town clerk, 1750; d. Lindale, O., Aug. 13, 1839; 
m. (first), by Rev. Francis Winter of Bath, Me., Aug. 
26, 1773, Ebenezer Coombs, b. Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 
31, 1747; d. Oct. 5, 1783; m. (second), Dec. 22, 1788, 
Samuel Tebbetts, Esq., of Lisbon, Me., who d. in Lin- 
dale, 0., May 2, 1824 (84y., 6m.); justice of the .peace 
in Lisbon, Me., for many years; moved to Ohio in 1811. 

Children of first husband: 



154 THOMPSON GENExVLOGY. 

(5) Andrew Coombs, b. Sept. 2, 1775; d. Lindale, 0., Oct., 
1847; farmer and machinist; m. (first), Dec. 21, 1800, 
Susanah Jackson, b. Jan. 8, 1778; d. March 28, 1816; 
m. (second), Margaret Temple, who d. July 24, 1817; 
m. (third), March 16, 1819, Elizabeth Mitchell. 
Children of first wife: 

(6) Abigail Coombs, b. in Maine, Oct. 4, 1801; d. Cincin- 
nati, 0., Oct. 3, 1890; m. Amos Conklin, who d. May 
6, 1866; chairmaker and commission merchant. 
(7) Ten children. The son, Oliver Perry Conklin, had a 
fine family. 
(6) Elizabeth Mugridge Coombs, b. Maine, Aug. 12, 1803; 
d. Keokuk, la., April 14, 1879; m., May 6. 1827, 
Thomas Jeffer.son Hilton, b. New Hampshire, May 7, 
1804; d. 1887. 
(7) Child; d. in infancy. 

(7) George Oliver Hilton, b. Clermont County, O., May 
14, 1828; resides San Diego, Cal.; nurseryman and 
fruit grower; m., Jan. 18, 1855, May Elizabeth 
Luce, b. Lancaster, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1832. 
(8) George Frederick Hilton, b. May 2, 1857; d. July 
9, 1900; admitted to the bar; then a very suc- 
cessful Baptist minister in Duluth, Minn., Illi- 
nois, etc. 
(8) Frank Edwin Hilton, b. March 15, 1858; lumber 
merchant at Campbell, Mo.; m., June 17, 1886, 
in Cincinnati, O., Georgie Elstner. 
(9) Elstner Hilton, b. April 9, 1887. 
(9) Franklin Howard Hilton, b. April 26, 1889. 
(9) Harold Henry Hilton, b. April 9, 1892. 
(9) Miriam Hilton, b. Oct. 5, 1899. 
(8) Elizabeth Hilton, b. April 19, 1861. 
(8) Robert Anderson Hilton, b. April 19, 1861; a suc- 
cessful doctor in Chicago, HI.; m., Jan. 31, 1899, 
Mrs. Etta (Smith) Reed; no children. 
(8) May S. Hilton, b. Dec. 15, 1866. 
(8) Four other children; d. in infancy. 
(6) Andrew Coombs, Jr., b. Dec. 24, 1805; d. May 26, 
1864; farmer and merchant, Lindale, O.; m., March 
29, 1832, Kitty Ann Shannon. 
(7) Maria S. Coombs, b. Sept. 21, 1833; d. Oct. 30, 1880; 
m. Dr. Joseph S. Galloway. 
(8) Edna Maria Galloway; m. E. T. Buffum. 
(9) Howard Buffum. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 155 

(9) Stanley Buffum. 
(9) Roger Buffum. 
(8) James Coombs Galloway; resides Port Allegheny, 
Pa. 
(7) Albert B. Coombs, b. .July 23, 1836; killed at the 

second battle of Bull Run. 
(7) Joseph P. Coombs, b. Oct. 12, 1837; d. May 8, 1863; 

teacher, and brave soldier in the Civil War. 
(7) William Cary Coombs, b. Aug. 26, 1840; resides Lin- 
dale, O.; farmer; served in the Civil War; m. 
(first), Mary M. McDonald; m. (second), Sarah 
A. Cobley. 
Children of first wife: 

(8) Bertha Coombs; m. George M. Burns. 

(9) Fred D. Burns, b. Sept. 6, 1889. 
(8) Oliver Andrew Coombs, b. Jan. 21, 1870; d. 1870. 
Children of second wife: 

(8) Albert Newton Coombs. 
(8) Verner Leslie Coombs. 
(7) Oliver Coombs, b. Nov. 28, 1843; d. July 26, 1867; a 
brave soldier in the Civil War. 
(6) Joseph Jackson Coombs, b. Oct. 27, 1810. 

(7) Mrs. Abbie (Coombs) Getchell, Dorchester, Mass. 
(6) Martha Robinson Coombs; m. Rufus Hubbard; a mer- 
chant. 
(7) Rev. Andrew Coombs Hubbard, b. Lindale, O., Jan. 
23, 1839; a successful Baptist minister; m., Jan. 
1, 1861, Abby Maria Melliken. 
(8) Martha Clement Hubbard, b. Feb. 16, 1862; m. J. 

A. Skinner of Holyoke, Mass. 
(8) Harry Gregory Hubbard, b. April 24, 1864. 
(8) Francis Wayland Hubbard, b. Dec. 6, 1866; re- 
sides St. Louis, Mo.; m., 1897, May E. Flather. 
(9) Sophia Hubbard. 
Children of third wife: 

(6) Susanna Jackson Coombs, b. May 6, 1820; d. July 14, 
1849; ra. Rev. William Cox. 
(7) Harvey Coombs Cox; drowned while in United 
States naval service. 
(6) Thomas Mitchell Coombs, b. Jan. 18, 1823; d. in Cali- 
fornia in 1856. 
(5) Cynthia Coombs, b. May 26, 1778; m. Silas Dalie. 
(5) Ebenezer Coombs. Jr., b. June 30, 1782; d. Feb. 6, 1792. 



156 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(4) Huldah Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., Aug. 24, 1752; 
birth recorded by Georgetown town clerk, Sept. 5, 1752; 
m. James Crawford and moved to Pennsylvania. 

(4) Priscilla Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., May 13, 1754; 
birth recorded by the town clerk, Sept. 10, 1754; she d. 
New Richmond, O., April 4, 1819; marriage intention re- 
corded at Georgetown, Me., May 13, 177G; date of mar- 
riage June 25, 1776, to Hugh Mulloy, b. Albany N. Y., 
Dec. 4, 1751; d. New Richmond, 0., July 11, 1845 
(94th y.). (The full records of the children and de- 
scendants are given in Chapter VI.) 

(4) David Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., March 26, 1756; re- 
corded by Samuel Denny, town clerk, April 7, 1756; re- 
sided in Topsham, Me. "He was killed at the battle of 
Monmouth in the Revolutionary War." 

(4) Alexander Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., May 7, 1758; 
recorded July 7, 1758; d. at Amelia, O., Oct., 1830. 
About 1815 he moved to Amelia, 0., arriving there in the 
fall; he always made his home in that town, and is 
buried in the family cemetery near there. 

"He made his way in a rough cart over the mountain 
roads to Pittsburg, Pa. He and his family went down 
the Ohio River on a raft of logs wuich they made. In 
1827, when he was nearly 70 years old, he built a 
church. It was dedicated to God alone; to the free 
worship of every people who there v/ished to learn of 
God. It did not belong to any denomination; it was not 
built for any sect; it was not erected to further his 
opinions, or any man's opinions about God and religion. 
No intermediary of saint or book, or tradition, was to 
come between the devout soul and the God of its wor- 
ship. It was not even called a church of the Christian 
religion, but free for every people to worsnip God in. 
Climbing upon the frame of this new meeting house as 
it neared completion, Alexander Thompson dedicated it 
with these words : "Here stands a fine frame, and it should 
have a good name. It shall be called Republican — free for 
all denominations to worship God in.' And nearly ev- 
ery denomination in that part of Ohio at some time wor- 
shipped in the Republican Meeting House, including 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 157 

Jews and Mormons. Among the denominations wliicli 
used tlie churcti witli some regularity in tliose early days 
were Christians, Universalists, Protestant Methodists 
and Presbyterians. In it was held a memorable debate, 
said to have been of several weeks' duration, between 
Hon David Fisher, a neighbor of Mr. Thompson, and a 
Universalist missionary." 

M. (first), about 1778, Hannah Baker, b. Falmoutu, 
Me., Feb. 3, 1754; d. about May, 1821; daughter of Capt. 
Elisha Baiver and Sarah Wilson of Monmouth, Me. 
Some report that her father served in King Philip's 
War; others say such service was rendered by her grand- 
father, Captain Wilson; m. (second). Widow Cushman, 
who m. as her third husband, Mr. Thomas and moved 
to Brown County, 0; no children. 
Chiiuren of first wife: 

(5) Olive Thompson; d. Porter's Lauding, Freeport, Me., 
Sept. 15, 1871 (93y.); m., Feb. 7, 1801, Jeremiah Coffin 
of North Yarmouth, Me.; farmer; always lived at Por- 
ter's Landing, Freeport, Me. 
(6) Olive Coffin, b. Dec. 30, 1801; d. 1889; m. Capt. George 
B. Randall, b. Freeport, Me., 1800; d. 1883. 
(7) Gen. George W. Randall, b. Freeport, Me., Aug. 13, 
1827; d. May 20, 1897; m. Martha L. Armstrong. 
(8) Blanche Randall, b. June 3, 1859. 
(8) Martha Lee Randall, b. June 2, 18G2. 
(7) Archella Randall, b. March 24, 1829; d. Sept. 30, 

1831. 
(7) Electrus Gancello Randall, b. 1832. "When a young 
man he went to California and remained there; 
m. there, and his wife now resides in Mass." 
(8) Minnie Randall. 
(8) Katie Randall. 
(8) Piatt Randall. 
(7) Archella Helen Randall, b. Freeport, Me., March 28, 
1833; m., 1851, Andrew Litchfield. 
(8) Leonora Litchfield, b. Sept., 1852. 
(8) Eugenia A. Litchfield, b. 1857. 
(8) Lemont Litchfield. 
(7) Charlotte Randall, b. Freeport, Me., March 6, 1835; 
m., June 1, 1856, William Anderson, b. Freeport, 
Me., Jan. 22, 1834; d. Oct. 17, 1892 (62y.); studied 
in Webster (Me.) common schools; master painter. 
(8) William Norwood Anderson, b. Dec. 9, 1857; re- 



158 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

sides Freeport, Me.; studied in schools of Au- 
burn and Freeport, Me.; farmer and master 
painter; m., Nov. 16, 1887, Maggie Lydia Ear- 
lier, b. Phillips, Me., Sept. 6, 1851; studied in. 
Farmington (Me.) schools; daughter of Joseph 
W. Parker and Harriet Toothaker. 
(9) Oscar Norwood Anderson, b. Nov. 8, 1888; edu- 
cated in North Yarmouth (Me.) Academy. 
(9) Leslie Garland Anderson, b. Nov. 16, 1889. 
(8) H. Delmont Anderson, b. Feb. 26, 1859; resides 
Freeport, Me.; m., April 20, 1885, Hattie L. 
Randall. 
(9) Lousia Georgianna Anderson, b. Sept. 1; m.,. 
June 20, 1901, Charles Beck Mallett. 
(7) Rosilla Randall, b. March 2, 1837; d. Aug. 24, 1838. 
(7) Ansil N. Coffin Randall, b. Aug. 31, 1841; d. Sept. 

17, 1843. 
(7) Roselia Coffin Randall, b. Nov. 7, 1839; m., 1874, 
Emore Townsend; d. 1894. 
(8) Archelina E. Townsend, b. Litchfield, Me., July 
10, 1875. 
(6) Franklin Coffin, b. Sept. 5; d. Oct. 17. 1804 (ly). 
(6) Roxilania Coffin, b. May 28, 1805; d. Oct. 14, 1806 

(14m.). 
(6) Louisa Coffin, b. July 20, 1807; d. Oct. 1, 1893; resided 
Freeport, Me.; m. Thomas Chase, b. Dec. 23, 1801; d. 
Jan. 27, 1883. 
(7) Thomas Franklin Chase, b. Oct. 20, 1826; d. Free- 
port, Me., Jan. 13, 1895. 
(7) Quincy Acastus Chase, b. Nov. 20, 1830; resides 

2065 Webster Street, Oakland, Cal. 
(7) William Ira Chase, b. Jan. 25, 1832; resides Free- 
port, Me. 
(7) Jere Ansyl Chase, b. April 14, 1835; resides Free- 
port, Me. 
(7) Edward Joseph Chase, b. Oct. 9, 1838; resides Free- 
port, Me. 
(7) Charles Marshall Staples Chase, b. Feb. 19, 1843; 

resides Freeport, Me. 
(7) Andrew Kohler Chase, b. Dec. 18, 1850; d. March 5, 
1885. 
(6) Jeremiah Thomas Coffin, b. Aug. 28, 1809; d. June 28, 
1842 (33y.); resided Pownal, Me.; m., Dec. 30, 
1830, Mary Lunt; daughter of Judnh Lunt and Eliz- 
abeth Brewer. 



THOMPSON GENExVLOGY. 159 

(7) Ira Stanciles Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., March 25, 
1S32; d. Jan. 19, 1900; lived at Little River, Me., 
for a few years; carpenter; also a photographer 
for some time; m.. May 9, 1871, Helen Tracey 
Cornish, b. Dec. 7, 1849; educated in Little River 
(Me.) schools; daughter of John Cornish and 
Hannah Tracey. 
(8) Willis Coffin, b. Dec. 26, 1873; m., Sept. o, 1900, 

Anna Louisa Brewer. 
(8) George Everett Coffin, b. Feb. 28, 1877; m., Sept. 
10, 1902, Lucretia West. 
(9) Elizabeth Cornish Coffin, b. July 2, 1903. 
(8) Andrew Kohler Coffin, b. Dec. 20, 1885. 

(7) Olive Elizabeth Coffin; m. Coombs. 

(7) Emery Oscar Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., May 1, 1836; 
address, Freeport, Me., R. F. D. No. 4, box 26; has 
lived at Bath, Minot, Winthrop and Freeport, Me.; 
for some twenty years a photographer; now on a 
farm; m., Nov. 19, 1857, Louisa Jane Frazier, b. 
Dartmouth, N. S., June 1, 1840 ; daughter of Jacob 
Frazier, of a good old Scotch family; she lived 
in Nova Scotia till eight years old, then in East- 
port, Bath, etc. 
(8) Boy; d. at birth. 
(8) Boy; d. at birth. 

(8) Louisa Evira Coffin, b. April 13, 1803; d. Port- 
land, Me., Dec. 28, 1895 (32y., 8m., 14d.) ; buried 
at Freeport Me.; studied in Winthrop (Me.) 
schools; m., Aug. 10, 1880, Emery S. Adell. 
(9) Viola Leslie Adell, b. Sept. 3, 1889. 
(9) Emerald Evvira Adell, b. May 14, 1890. 
(8) Irving B. Coffin, b. May 27, 1865; d. Philadelphia, 
Pa., May 6, 1884 (18y., 11m., 9d.); graduated at 
Winthrop (Me.) High School; employed in 
stamping oilcloth. 
(8) lola Eudell Coffin, b. Feb. 10, 1868; studied in Win- 
throp (Me.) High School; resides Freeport, Me.; 
m., April 20, 1889, Linwood E. Varney. 
(9) Linwood Irving Varney, b. Oct. 9, 1889. 
(9) Nellie Hazel Varney, b. March 4, 1891. 
(9) Joseph Emery Varney, b. Sept 11, 1892. 
(9) Cyral Blanchard Varney, b. March 1, 1895. 
(9) Louise Eunice Varney, b. April 14, 1897. 
(9) Gerald Ernest Varney, b. June 20, 1898. 



160 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(9) lola Christine Varney, b. Dec. IS, 1900. 

(9) Charles Adell Varney, b. May 19, 1902. 

(9) John Frederick Varney, b. May 7, 1904. 

(9) Vivia Varney, b. March 25, 1905; d. April 20, 

1905. 
(9) Edna Nathalie Varney, b. March 17, 1906. 
(8) Archie Leland Coffin, b. March 1, 1871; resides 
Freeport, Me., R. F. D. No. 4; m., Nov. 28, 1901, 
Mary Graves. 
(8) Violet Alma Coffin, b. Feb. 24, 1873; resides at 
Harpswell Center, Me.; m., March 18, 1896, Eu- 
gene Coffin Bibber\ b. July 29, 1862. 
(9) Marguerite Avice Bibber, b. Oct. 14, 1696. 
(9) Eugene Coffin Bibber, b. Jan. 5, 1898. 
(9) Emery Oscar Bibber, b. Dec. 11, 1899; d. March 

6, 1900 (2m., 23d.). 
(9) Emery Oscar Bibber, b. Nov. 10, 1902. 
(9) Violet Adelaide Bibber, b. May 26, 1905. 
(8) Edwina Elice Coffin, b. May 26, 1878; studied in 
Freeport and Portland, Me.; resides Freeport, 
Me., m.. May 9, 1900, Daniel P. Allen. 
(9) Elvira Louise Allen, b. Aug. 19, 1901. 
(9) Edwina Viola Allen, b. Oct. 15, 1903. 
(9) Agnes Allen, b. April 17, 1905. 
(7) Alice Coffin, b. 1838. 
(7) Henry Coffin; d. at 2 years. 
(7) Archelia Ann Coffin; d. at one year. 
(6) Roxana Coffin, b. Dec. 17, 1811; d. Jan. 2; 1838 (25y.). 
(6) Ira Preble Coffin, b. March 8, 1814; d. Dec. 9, 1814 

(9m.). 
(6) Constant Converse Coffin, b. Nov. 10, 1816; d. Oct. 7, 
1881; always lived Porter's Landing, Freeport, Me.; 
farmer; changed his name to Constant Converse 
wlien he was a young man : m., Sejit. 6, 1846, Susan 
Maria Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., 1825; d. Sept. 25, 
1900; daughter of David Coffin and Jane Welch. 
(7) Mary Susan Converse, b. June 19, 1847; m. Charles 
C. Soule; resides Calumet Street, Peabody, Mass. 
(7) David G. Converse, b. April 4, 1849. 
(7) Lorana J. Converse, b. Nov. 15, 1851. 
(7) Eunice Maria Converse, b. Freeport, Me., Oct. 2, 
1856; resides Peabody, Mass.; lived Freeport and 
Portland, Me., and Beverly, Mass.; m., Dec. 25, 
1874, David Franklin Randall, b. Freeport, Me., Jan. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 161 

4, 1853; educated in Mast Landing and Freeport 

schools; barber; son of Daniel Franklin Randall 

and Rebecca Sylvester. 

(8) Herman Ellsworth Randall, b. Portland, Me.; 

barber at Little's Lane, Peabody, Mass.; m. 

Miss P. Ferren. 

(8) Ethel Belle Randall, b. April 9, 1885; graduated 

from Peabody (Mass.) High School. 
(8) Pearl Elwin Randall, b. Nov. 13, 1889; studied in 

Peabody (Mass.) High School. 
(8) Bessie May Randall, b. July 15, 1891. 
(8) Ray Franklin Randall, b. Oct. 15, 1895. 
(7) John Dennison (adopted son), b. March 15, 1842. 
(7) Sarah Emma Converse; d. at one year. 
(7) Edith Converse; d. at one year. 
(7) Ethel Converse; d. at two weeks. 
(7) Albra Converse. 
(6) Cordelia Arabine Coffin, b. June 1, 1818; d. Nov. 27, 
1894 (7Cy., 5m., 27d.) ; m. Andrew Kohler and went 
to California. 
(7) One daughter, who d. when she was about five years 
old. 
(6) Ansel Baker Coffin, b. March 17, 1821; d. Jan., 1903 
(82y.); m., Oct. 26, 1847, Rhoda Coombs, b. Liver- 
pool, N. S., June 16, 1825; d. Aug. 27, 1857. 
(7) Otis Learned Coffin, b. Feb. 4, 1844; m. Hattie 
Almira Harrington, b. Cushing's Island, Me , June 
28, 1847. 
(S) Ernest Linwood Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., Jan. 17, 

1866; d. May 26, 1877. 
(8) Arthur Bailey Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., May 28, 

1867. 
(8) Lillian Delnoria Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., Jan. 3, 
1871; resides Freeport, JVJe. ; m. James E. Get- 
tings of Massachusetts, 
(t/) Stella Gettings, b. Oakland, Cal. 
(9) Mildred Adelia Gettings, b. Oakland, Cal. 
(9) Cordelia Arabine Gettings, b. Oakland, Cal. 
(8) Wellington Bennett Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., June 
15, 1873; went to California; m. Marcia Davis. 
(9) Ernest L. Coffin. 
(8) Rose O. Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., May 29, 1874. 
(8) Violet Arabine Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., Nov. 25, 
1881; m. Lewis Munroe of Illinois. 
11 



162 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Ct) Marcellus Kohler, b. Freeport, Me., May 28, 1848; m. 
Sophia Harabush, b. Vienna, Austria, March 21, 
1861; d. March 15, 1899. 
(7) Olive Arobine Coffin, b. Freeport, Me., April 1, 1851; 
m., Portland, Me., by Rev. A. K. P. Small, Aug. 22, 
1869, Andrew Bradley, b. Portland, Me., Aug. 4, 
1845. 
(8) William Ansyl Bradley, b. Portland, Me., Dec. 14, 
1871; m., at South Gardiner, Me., June 19, 1895, 
Frances Collins, b. South Gardiner, Me., 1868. 
(9) Ina Louise Collins, b. South Gardiner, Me., Nov. 
22, 1900. 
(8) Charles Henry Bradley, b. Portland, Me., Jan. 11, 

1874; d. Sept. 22, 1895. 
(8) Leonard Andrew Bradley, b. Freeport, Me., Aug. 

15, 1880. 
(8) Clifford Carrol Bradley, b. Freeport, Me., June 

22, 1882. 
(8) Melvin Albion Bradley, b. Freeport, Me., Jan. 22, 

1883; d. March 16, 1887. 
(8) Bertha Louise Bradley, b. Freeport, Me., Jan. 24, 

1888. 
(8) Kohler Coffin Bradley, b. April 14, 1894. 
(7) Susan Louise Roxiana Coffin. 
(5) Rev. David Thompson, b. 1780; d. in Jennings County, 
Ind., 1861; m., in Maine, April 18, 1804, Mary Reed 
of Freeport, Me. 
(6) Rev. David Thompson, b. 1806; d. Van Buren County, 
la., 1878; m. Miss Layrock. 
(7) Rev. David Thompson. 

(7) William Thompson; m. Bingaman. 

(7) George Thompson. 
(7) Daughter, m. Mr. Church. 
(6) William Reed Thompson, b. April 30, 1808; m. Ruth 
Paine. 
(7) Origen Thompson. 
— (6) Horatio Nelson Thompson, b. Dec. 15, 1810. 

(6) Mary Ann Thompson, b. Feb. 3, 1812; m. Mr. Grisson. 

(6) Hannah Thompson, b. Nov. 22, 1814; m. Strong. 

(6) Jane Thompson, b. Feb. 18, 1817; m. James Donham, 
brother of Mary Ann Donham, who m. Alexander 
Thompson. 
(6) Elbridge Thompson, b. June 14, 1820; d. in Kansas, 
1899. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. - 163 

(6) Lewis Thompson, b. April 21, 1823. 
(5) Jei-emiah Thompson; d. young. 

(5) Charlotte Thompson; m., Oct. 30, 1808, Edward Welch, 
b. Monmouth, Me., April 24, 1782; he was a farmer at 
Monmouth, Me.; son of John Welch and Elizabeth 
Baker. "When Elizabeth (Baker) Welch was 96 years 
old she had her second sight and second set of teeth." 
(6) Franklin Otis Welch, b. April 1, 1810; d. April 20, 
1869; he was a druggist at Albany, Ga. ; m. (first), 
Hannah Gookin of Saco, Me., daughter of John Goo- 
kin; m. (second), Phoebe Huntington of Pine Plains, 
N. J. 
(7) One child; d. young. 
(7) Franklin O. Welch. 
(7) Phoebe Welch. 
(7) Fannie Welch; d. at 14 years. 
(6) Emery Welch, b. Sept. 22, 1811 (or 1813); d. 1846; m. 
Lydia Fairbanks of Boston, Mass. 
(7) Henry E. Welch, b. 1841; d. Albany, Ga., 1877; unm. 
(7) Elizabeth Welch, b. 1843; m. Fred Newton. 
(8) Agnes Newton; dead. 
(8) Ernestine Newton; d. in infancy. 
(6) John Baker Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., May 2, 1814; 
d. March 4, 1888; buried at Oak Park, 111.; m. Mary 
Davis of Rockport, Mass., b. April 28, 1815; d. Feb. 
27, 1881; son of Capt. John Davis (keeper 
of the Straits Mouth Light many years) 
and Esther Carter. "John Baker Welch was a cabi- 
net maker. In 1855 he moved to Lake Village, now 
Lakeport, N. H. In 1856 he moved to Janesville, 
Wis. In 1872 moved to Vineland, N. J. He was a 
man of fine character; kind and loving in his ways." 
(7) Mary Eliza Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., June 11, 1840; 
lived Janesville, Wis.; m., Dec. 1, 1859, Nathaniel 
Dwight Crosby, b. Fredonia, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1836; 
address, Oak Park, 111.; son of Nathaniel Crosby 
and Sarah Leonard. 
(8) Bessie E. Crosby, b. Wisconsin, Feb. 4, 1855; re- 
sides Oak Park, III. 
(8) Laura E. Crosby, b. Jan. 23, 1868; d. Janesville, 
Wis., Aug. 7, 1870. 
(7) Delia Emerson Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., Nov. 14, 

1841; d. Albany, Ga., Oct. 4, 1855. 
(7) Laura Esther Welch, b. April 25, 1843; d.,Feb. 9, 



164 THOMPSON GEXEALOGY, 

1881; lived Janesville and Monroe, Wis.; m. An- 
drew S. Douglas, a prominent lawyer of Monroe, 
Wis.; he was mayor of Monroe, where he still re- 
sides with his second wife. 
(8) Arthur Douglas; m. and lives Milwaukee, Wis. 
(8) Malcolm C. Douglas. 
(8) Helen Douglas: resides Monroe, Wis. 
(7) Edward Franklin Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., July 
14, 1845; d. River Forest, 111., July 10, 1901; he 
was a bank clerk at Janesville, Wis.; m., Aug. 25, 
1868, Elizabeth Hodge, b. Colchester, Vt., Jan. 3, 
1848; she resides at 1410 Gerard Avenue, Wash- 
ington, D. C; she was the daughter of Rev. Mar- 
vin G. Hodge, a very prominent and much beloved 
Baptist minister, and her mother was Harriet Kel- 
1am of Irasburg, Vt.: the father was instrumental 
in the building of the Hanson Place Baptist 
Church at Bi'ooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Edward FranK- 
lin Welch is the seventh generation from John 
Hodge, b. 1643, who m. Susanna Denslow. (See 
Hodge Genealogy, by Col. 0. G. Hodge, 1096 Eu- 
clid Avenue, Cleveland, 0.) 
(S) Raymond Franklin Welch, b. Janesville, Wis., 
Aug. 18, 1869; in 1885 he went to New York 
City and has resided there ever since; retail 
druggist; care of J. Milhans' Son, druggist, 
corner Broadway and Courtland streets; unm.; 
May 1, 1898. he enlisted in the Spanish-Ameri- 
can War, naval department, with title of junior 
medical officer, having charge of the drugs and 
physicians' supplies on the steamer; he was sta- 
tioned on the receiving ship Vernon for about a 
month and then transferred to the HannihaJ. 
which was a supply boat, and he went with it 
to the fleets near Cuba and Porto Rico; he en- 
listed for a year, but received an honorable dis- 
charge Oct. IS, 1898. 
(8) Marvin John Welch, b. Janesville, Wis., March 20, 
1872; address, 277 Park Avenue, River Forest, 
HI.; in 1891 he went to reside in Milwaukee, 
Wis.; during the summer of 1893 he was official 
court reporter in Rhinelander, Wis.; went to 
Chicago in Jan., 1894, and was private secretary 
for three years to F. J. V. Skiff, director of the 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 165 

Field Columbian Museum; is now assistant pur- 
chasing agent with the American Cereal Com- 
pany, 1341 Monadnock Block, Chicago, and has 
been there nearly four years; unm. 
(8) Harold Cameron Welch, b. Janesville, Wis., Aug. 
15, 1875; resided in Kalamazoo, Mich., for a 
year, and then went to Chicago, in 1896; elec- 
trician and machinist, and was connected with 
the Western Electric Company of Chicago for 
about three years; in April, 1900, he went to 
Brooklyn, Wis. 
(7) Arthur E. Welch, b. Sept. 28, 184G; resides Mari- 
nette, Wis.; unm.; in 1856 he went to Janesville, 
Wis., with his parents; in New York City he was 
connected with a large book concern for a num- 
ber of years; he has lived in Philadelphia, Cali- 
fornia and Milwaukee. 
(7) Reuel Howard Welch, b. May 22, 1849; d. Jan. 19, 
1901; enlisted as a drummer boy in the Civil War 
and served several years ; he was quite a prominent 
citizen of St. Louis. Mo., and was in a hook publish- 
ing house; m. Mattie Rice; address of the family, 
4012 Morgan Street. St. Louis, Mo. 
(8) Lollie Welch. 
(8) Reuel Welch, Jr. 
(7) John Leonard Welch, b. Dec. 13, 1852; d. Oct. 19, 
1901; resided at Elgin, 111., for awhile; m., Nov. 
24, 1880, Elizabeth Katherine Ca.se, b. Wood 
Haven, Long Island, N. Y., July 5, 1855; daugh- 
ter of Conrad Case and Eva Kinsley; his address, 
533 Garden Street, Kenosha, Wis*. 
(8) Everett G. Welch, b. Vineland, N. J., Oct. 4, 1881. 
(8) John Baker Welch, b. Vineland, N. J., Oct. 2, 1884; 

d. Oct. 31, 1887. 
(8) Sarah L. Welch, b. Vineland, N. J., June 22, 1886; 

d. July 3, 1887. 
(8) Mary Eva Welch, b. Elgin, 111., June 24, 1888. 
(8) Howard F. Welch, b. Aug. 15. 1889. 
(8) Alvah L. Welch, b. May 23, 1891. 
(8) Willard C. Welch, b. Elgin, 111., March 18, 1899. 
(7) James Henry Welch, b. Lake Village, N. H., May 2, 
1856; resides 827 Cass Street, Milwaukee, Wis.; 
court reporter in Milwaukee, Wis., 1877-82; mem- 
ber of the State As.sembly, 1897-99; 1906, official 



166 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

court stenographer; educated in the public schools 
of Vineland, N. J.; lived in Vineland, N. J., Mon- 
roe, Wis., Janesville, Wis., Milwaukee; m., April 
22, 1879, Kate Sophia Andrews, b. June 12, 1836; 
educated in Gardiner (Me.) High School; daugh- 
ter of Greenleaf Andrews and Charlotte Elizabeth 
Welch. 
(8) Carrie Louise Welch, b. Sept. 4, 1880; graduated 
from Milwaukee (Wis.) schools and from State 
Normal School; unm. 
(8) Bessie Eliza Welch, b. Nov. 14, 1883; educated in 

Milwaukee schools and State Normal School. 
(8) Edith Welch, b. Sept. 27, 1884; d. Sept. 9, 1901. 
(8) Arthur Welch, b. May 27, 1887; educated in Mil- 
waukee schools. 
(6) Charlotte Elizabeth Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., May 
19, 1818; lived in Monmouth, Me., 26 years, then 
went to Albany, Ga.; m. there in 1845; then went to 
New Orleans, La., and returned to Albany, Ga., for 
three years; then lived seven years in Gardiner, Me.; 
lived in Vineland, N. J., with her brother, John 
Welch, for seven years, then went to Milwaukee, 
Wis.; m., at Albany, Ga., 1845; Capt. Greenleaf An- 
drews, b. Monmouth, Me., June, 1819; d. Kissimer 
Valley, Fla., June 27, 1842; steamer captain; son of 
Arthur Andrews and Olive Welch. 
(7) Edward Andrews, b. Dec. 25, 1847; d. March 21, 

1848. 
(7) Howard Andrews, b. Dec. 13, 1848; d. Oct. 25, 1849. 
(7) Walter Andrews, b. Oct. 1, 1850; d. April 18, 1851. 
(7) Baxter Andrews, b. Nov. 20, 1854; d. Aug. 25, 1855. 
(7) Kate Sophia Andrews, b. June 12, 1856; resides 827 
Cass Street, Milwaukee, Wis.; m. Charles Henry 
Welch. (See records above.) 
(6) WMlliam Welch, b. April 19, 1820; d. 1854; m. Eliza- 
beth Baker Welch of Monmouth, Me.; lived near 
Albany, Ga.; only child d. young. 
(6) Sophia Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., April 20, 1822; re- 
sides San Diego, Cal.; resided Winthrop, Me.; lived 
San Francisco, Cal., Nov., 1851, to 1857, save a few 
months spent in Sacramento; to Watsonville for a 
few months; spent six years in Lower California 
and Mexico; over 21 years in Spring Valley, four 
miles from San Diego, Cal.; m. (first), March 21, 






THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 167 

1843, Edward Moody, b. Monmouth, Me., July 9, 
1820; d. Boston. Mass.. Oct.. 1851; fanner; ni. (sec- 
ond), Dec. 21, 1852, Rufus King Porter, b. Cam- 
bridgeport, Mass., Aug. 9, 1820; farmer; engaged in 
raining and salt works in Lower California and 
Mexico; one year in a hotel at San Pedro; for many 
years raising stock and farming at Spring Valley, 
San Diego, Cal; son of Rufus King and Eunice 
Twombly. 
Child of first husband: 

(7) Marietta Moody, b. Monmouth, Me., April 9, 1848; re- 
rides San Diego, Cal; m., Sept. 29, 1864, Franklin 
Augustus Gregory. 
(8) Marietta Gregory, b. San Diego, Cal., Nov. 15, 
18G7; m., Nov. 15, 1886, James F. Jones, b. Cov- 
ington, Ind., 1856; contractor; son of Alfred 
White Jones and Sybil Asburn. 
(9) Helen Jones, b. Sept. 27, 1887. 
(9) Clyde Rufus Jones, b. Aug. 15, 1893. 
(9) Clifford White Jones, b. Feb. 10, 1895. 
(9) Boy and girl; died. 
(8) Anginette Gregory, b. May 30, 1870; resides San 
Diego, Cal.; m., Dec. 14, 1901, Guy Little; son 
of E. Little and E. T. Miller. 
(8') Irena B. Gregory, b. Nov. 2, 1887; resides San 
/ Diego, Cal. 
Child of fi¥st husband: 

(7) Rufina Augusta Porter, b. Nov. 23, 1854; resides 
San Diego, Cal.; m., Oct. 16, 1873, Charles S. 
Crosby of Billerica. Mass., b. Sept. 6, 1848; real 
estate dealer; son of John Crosby and Isabella. 
(8) Lottie May Crosby, b. June 23, 1874; m. April 4, 
1903, Frank D. W. Putnam; resides San Diego, 
Cal. 
(8) Frederic Arthur Crosby, b. June 3, 1875; grad- 
uated at Normal School and Leland Stanford 
University; physical secretary of Y. M. C. A. in 
Pennsylvania; m., at Harrisburg, Pa., June 26, 
1903, Frances S. Taylor; resides 351 So. Thir- 
teenth Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 
(h) Ethel Crosby, b. May 4, 1886; graduated from the 

Normal School; resides San Diego, Cal. 
(8) Oliver Crosby, b. Sept. 2, 1893; graduated from 
the Normal School; resides San Diego, Cal. 



168 THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 

(6) Catherine Herrick Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., Dec. 20, 
1824; d. July, 1836; m. Hazard Swinney. 
(7) Lizzie Swinney, b. 1855; trained musician in New 
York City. 
(6) Leonard Edward Welch, b. Monmouth, Me., Jan. 1, 
1829; resides Albany, Ga.; real estate business and 
insurance, with office in the First National Bank. 
"I have been a druggist most of my life; I have 
been superintendent of the schools of this, Dough- 
erty County, most of the time since 1871." He 
moved to Albany, Ga., March 18, 1847; m., July 14, 
18G0, Laura Isabel Spencer, b. Sept. 25, 1839; 
daughter of John Spencer of New York. 
(7) Leonard Edward Welch, Jr., b. March 13, 1866; 

doctor in Albany, Ga. 
(7) Agnes T. Welch, b. March 20, 1868; m. Solomon 
Hoge of Macon, Ga., where she now resides; the 
husband is a druggist. 
(8) Solomon Hoge, Jr., b. April 27, 1890. 
(8) Agnes F. Hoge, b. July 6, 1892. 
(8) Leonard Welch Hose. b. Fel). 20. 1896. 
(8) Florence Hoge, b. July 30, 1901. 
(5) Alexander Philbrook Thompson; lived Amelia and 
Bethel, O.; m. (first), Betsy Chase; m. (second), 
Mary Ann Donham. 
Children of first wife: 

(6) Lorena Thompson; m. Hiram Wheeler. 
(7) Elizabeth Wheeler, m. Nelson Lythe. 
(8) Edward Lythe. 
(8) Albert Lythe. 
(8) Clara Lythe. 
(8) Orrin Lythe. 
(8) Harry Lythe. 
(8) Bert Lythe. 
(7) John Albert Wheeler. 
(7) Jane Wheeler; m. B. Frank Wylie. 
(7) Olive Wheeler; m. Ben P. Daily. 
(6) Orren Thompson; d. in Illinois. 

(7) Only son, David Thompson; m. Molly Lutz. 
(6) Roxauna Thompson; m. William Armstrong. 

it: * * * * 

(5) Rachel Thompson, b. Nov. 3, 1789; d. June 16, 1847; m., 
Feb. 11, 1813, Otis Andrews of Wales, Me., b. Oct. 17, 
1788; d. March 13, 1873; a prosperous farmer and in- 



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169 



fluential man; son of John Andrews and Olive Baker; 
lived in Monmouth, Me. 
(6) Everett Andrews, b. March 22, 1814; d. July 15, 1817. 
(6) Harriet Elizabeth Andrews, b. May 21, 1816; d Jan. 

3, 1887; resided Monmouth, Me. 
(6) Sophia Ann Andrews, b. June 26, 1818; d. Dec. 7, 
1895; m., Dec. 12, 1841, Walter Olney Hooker, b. 
Feb. 17, 1818; d. Feb. 7. 1887; son of Reverius 
Hooker and Huldah Cannon; resided Gardiner, Me. 
(7) Otis Everett Hooker, b. Oct. 31, 1842; m., Nov. 23, 
1886, Margaret Marsou, b. Dec. 13, 1849; daughter 
of Capt. George Marson and Hannah Yeaton; no 
children. 
(7) Olevia Ann Hooker, b. Nov. 28, 1843; d. Jan. 23, 
1906; m., Nov. 21, 1861, Capt. James F. Wright, b. 
Oct. 2, 1836; son of James P. Wright, b. Lewiston, 
Me., and Fanny Hewey. They resided at Bath, Me. 
(8) Benjamin Franklin Wright, b. Phippsburg, Me., 
March 20, 1863; m., Nov. 6, 1886, Margaret 
Archibald Parker of Musquodoboit, N. S., b. 
Feb. 3, 1864, daughter of Francis Parker and 
Mary Kent; police inspector. 
(9) Eva May Wright, b. Lynn, Mass., July 7, 1888. 
(9) Walter Olney Wright, b. June 8, 1890. 
(8) Melville Otis Wright, b. Phippsburg, Me., July 
24, 1864; m., Oct. 1, 1906, Lillian Maud Coombs 
of Bath, Me. 
(8) Harold Beaufort Wright, b. Aug. 11, 1870; m., 
May 7, 1893, Winnifred Hunter, b. Bath, Me., 
Jan. 18, 1873; daughter of Winchell Hunter and 
Anna Collins. 
(9) Olevia Alma Wright, b. May 20, 1894; resides 

Allston, Mass. 
(9) Harold Hunter Wright, b. Feb. 15, 1896. 
(9) Riverius Hooker Wright, b. Nov. 4, 1897. 
(9) Barbara Archila Wright, b. Oct. 4. 1900. 
(9) Frederick Winchell Wright, b. Oct. 17, 1902; 
d. Nov. 14, 1902. 
(8) Ella Annie Wright, b. Bath, Me., June 19, 1873; 

d. March 1, 1874. 
(8) Linwood Palmer Wright, b. Bath, Me., Dec. 4, 
1874; m. (first), Feb. 4, 1898, Martha M. Varney, 
b. Wiscassett, Me., July 17, 1876; d. June 21, 
1891; daughter of Joseph M. Varney and Melora 



170 THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 

Kasson; resides Readville, Mass.; m. (second), 
Jan. 31, 1905, Aimee Louise Sparlvs; daughter 
of Charles Louis Sparks. 
Child of first wife: 

(9) Caroline Linwood Wright, b. Feb. 4, 1899. 
(7) Harriet Jane Hooker, b. May 7, 1845; d. April 30, 

1849. 
(7) Ella Rachel Hooker, b. June 22, 1847; d. May 26. 

1849. 
(7) Walter Olney Hooker, b. April 17, 1849; d. Aug. 14, 
1878; he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1872; 
a very successful teacher; he was master of the 
ship Virginia in 1876; in 1878 he took charge of 
the ship Harry Morse, going to Rio Janiero, 
where he died; unm. 
(7) Millard F. Hooker, b. June 9, 1850; d. Nov. 19, 

1851. 
(7) Ella Jane Hooker, b. Gardiner, Me., Jan. 14, 1852; 
resides Augusta. Me.; of grand help in the writ- 
ing of this book; m., Dec. 16, 1874; George Nick- 
els Lawrence, b. Pittston, Me., Dec. 2, 1846; for 
years extensively engaged in the ice business on 
the Kennebec River; later general manager of 
the Maine America Ice Company, at Augusta, 
Me.; son of Daniel Lawrence and Sophia Duell. 
(8) Bertha Sophia Lawrence, b. June 29, 1877; m., 
Oct. 26, 1900, Dr. Herbert Allen Black, b. Oct. 
10, 1874; graduated at Cony High School, Au- 
gusta, Me., 1894; Bowdoin College, 1897; mem- 
ber of the Colorado Medical Society; resides 
Pueblo, Col. 
(9) George Lawrence Black, b. Pueblo. Col., Nov. 
22, 1903. 
(6) Hannah Olevia Andrews, b. Sept. 3, 1820: d. May 9, 

1840. 
(6) Charlotte Maria Andrews, b. Oct. 26, 1822; d. June 26, 

1863. 
(6) Lydia Adelaide Andrews, b. Oct. 30, 1824; resides 
Monmouth, Me.; m., Jan. 10, 1849, Charles W. Good- 
win, b. Monmouth, Me., Oct. 5, 1823; d. Sept. 24, 
1873; son of Charles Goodwin and Olive Tru- 
fant; no children. 
(6) Rachel Jane Andrews, b. March 10, 1827; d. May 18, 
1888; studied in Monmouth (Me.) Academy: m.. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 171 

Oct. 11, 1862, as his second wife, John C. Ham of 
Wales, Me.; son of Thomas Ham and Hannah Smith 
of Wales, Me.; resides Wales, Me. 
(7) Charlie Andrews Ham, b. May 22, 18G5; resides 
Wales, Me.; farmer; studied in Monmouth (Me.) 
Academy and in a business college; m., Sept. 10, 
1889, Elsie M. Maxwell of Wales, Me., b. Dec. 17, 
1868; daughter of David Maxwell and Mary E. 
Davis. 
(S) Clinton Ham, b. March 26, 1897. 
(8) J. Raymond Ham, b. Feb. 20, 1901. 
(6) Otis Wilson Andrews, b. July 17, 1829; d. June 27, 

1830. 
(6) Otis Wilson Andrews, b. Jan. 10, 1832; he resides on 
the old homestead at Monmouth Ridge, Me.; 
studied in Monmouth Academy; he taught school 
for a number of years, and has been prominent in 
town affairs; has filled the offices of selectman, su- 
perintending school committee and representative 
in the Legislature; m. (first), March 15, 1855, Au- 
gusta D. Chick, b. Monmouth, Me., Sept. 30, 1833; d. 
Oct. 14, 1866; daughter of Levi Chick and Cordelia 
Allen; m. (second), Orra D. Chick, b. March 12, 
1841; d. Dec. 30, 1873; m. (third), Marilla V. Dixon, 
b. Feb. 1, 1852; daughter of Nathaniel Dixon and 
Lucy Maxwell of Wales, Me. 
Children of first wife: 

(7) Ernest C. Andrews, b. Sept. 11, 1857; resides Mon- 
mouth, Me.; m.. June 5, 1889, Harriet M. Pierce, b. 
Wantoma, Wis., March 3, 1862; daughter of Capt. 
Harry 0. Pierce and Martha Storm of Monmouth, 
Me.; resides Monmouth, Me. 
(8) Harold Pierce Andrews, b. Monmouth, Me., Sept. 

6, 1895. 
(8) Helen Elizabeth Andrews, b. Dec. 18, 1897. 
(7) Herbert C. Andrews, b. June 21, 1859; resides 
Kingsley, la.; farmer; m.. Sept. 26, 1887, Drusilla 
Dodson, b. May 31, 1863; daughter of George Dod- 
son and Mary Marsh. 
(8) Mary A. Andrews, b. Sept. 10, 1892. 
(8) Esther A. Andrews, b. Dec. 12, 1897. 
(7) Augustus Wilson Andrews, b. Oct. 19, 1865; resides 
Salem, Mass. 
(6) Leonard C. Andrews, b. Feb. 15, 1835; m., Nov. 1, 
1865, Lucinda Walker, b. May 4, 1843; d. March 9, 



172 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

1877; daughter of Rev. Obed Burnham Walker and 
Julia Works; farmer at Monmouth, Me. 
(7) Olive Thompson Andrews, b. March 16, 1870; m., 
Dec. 2, 1892, Walter Jackson, b. April 26, 1867; 
son of John W. Jackson of Woodstock, N. B., and 
Anna P. Allen; resides No. Livermore, Me. 
(8) Cyril Walker Jackson, b. Aug. 6, 1896; resides 
No. Livermore, Me. 
(7) Lottie M. Andrews, b. Aug. 13, 1873. 
(5) Sophia Thompson, b. Bath, Me.. July 6, 1794; d. Amelia, 
O., Oct. 18, 1869; m., at Sebec, Me., March 24, 1813, 
Josiah Fairfield, b. Kennebunk, Me., March 20, 1785; 
d. Amelia, 0., July 20, 1874; he followed the sea from 
1800 to 1812; lived in Sebec, Me., 1813-15; lived in 
Amelia, O., 1815-69; he was a farmer while living in 
Ohio; son of Samuel Fairfield and Sarah Huff; of 
the seventh generation. His Fairfield line: (1) 
John Fairfield, was at Charlestown, Mass., in 1638; 
moved to Salem, Mass., 1639 ; m., Elizabeth 

: (2) John Fairfield, b. Salem, Mass., m. Sarah 

; ^3) John Fairfield of Boston; m. Mary ; 



(4) Capt. John Fairfield of Boston, Mass.; moved to 
Kennebunkport, Me.; m. Mary Emery (or Hills); 

(5) John Fairfield, b. Kennebunkport, Me.; m. Mary 
Burbank; (6) Sanmel Fairfield, b. Nov. 24, 1752; d. 
1828; m. Sarah Huff, b. 1756; d. 1817. (George W. 
Fairfield, Allston, Mass., has many Fairfield records.) 

(6) Hannah Baker Fairfield, b. March 20, 1814; d Feb. 
22, 1893; buried. Eureka, Kan.; she lived Amelia, 0., 
Merom, Ind., Garden City, Kan., and Eden ton, O.; 
m.. Dee. 12, 1833. Enos Smith, b. near Atlantic City, 
N. J. ; d. Oct. 22. 1883 ; carpenter and a Methodist 
exhorter; son of John Smith, who came from Holland 
or Germany. 
(7) Washington Perry Smith, b. Oct. 17, 1834; resides 

Merom, Ind.; m. Emma Brown. 
(7) Sarah F. Smith, b. May 26. 1837; m. Sydney Turner. 
(7) John J. Smith, b. Sept. 30, 1841; m. Lucinda Saun- 
ders. 
(7) Henry Clay Smith, b. Sept. 30, 1841; d. Oct. 6, 1841. 
(7) Rev. Thomas Corwin Smith, b. Nov. 27, 1842; Pres- 
byterian D. D. and A. M.; m. Marie E. McConnell; 
resides Springville, Utah. 
(7) Sophia Ann Smith, b. Aug. 12, 1845; d. Dec 12, 
1888; m. William M. Weir. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 173 

(7) Hannah Maria Smith, b. July IS, 1851; d. Or^t. 3, 

1S51. 
(7) Mary Maria Smith, b. July 26, 1852; d. Sept. 2, 

1S53. 
(7) Wilbur E. Smith, b. Feb. 25, 1855; m. Eudora Titus; 
resides Neosha, Mo. 
(6) Sarah Huff Fairfield, b. Dec. 8, 1815; d. Feb. 13, 1837; 
m., April 13, 1836, Moses Leeds, b. Clermont County, 
O.; no children. 
(6) Cyrus Fairfield, b. Dec. 14, 1817; d. Jan. 21, 1904; 
studied in Amelia (O.) schools; merchant; m., Dec. 
15, 1850, Mary Pease, b. Amelia, O., June 30, 1818; 
d. April 21, 1891; educated in Amelia (O.) schools; 
daughter of Capt Martin Pease and Deborah Butler. 
(7) Mary Etta Fairfield, b. Amelia, O., July 11, 1858; 
resides Muncie, Ind.; has lived Amelia, O., New- 
castle, Ind., and Belle Fontaine, O.; educated in 
the schools of Amelia, O., and Newcastle, Ind.; 
m., at Newcastle, Ind., April 24, 1878, David T. 
Youngman, b. Logansville, O., May 2, 1849; edu- 
cated in the schools of De Graff e, O.; merchant; 
son of Richard T. Youngman and Susan Ambrose. 
(8) Clara Youngman, b. De Graffe, O., Feb. 16, 1882; 
resides Muncie, Ind.; educated in Muncie (Ind.) 
public schools. Oldenby Academy and Hamilton 
College, Lexington, Ky. ; m., Nov. 26, 1902. Da- 
vid Ferel Case, b. Muncie, Ind., April 20. 1881; 
educated in Muncie public schools; tailor. 
(6) Lorenzo Dow Fairfield, b. Nov. 21, 1819; d. Aug. 3, 
1886; a tinner by trade; lived Batavia, O., 
Oquawka, 111., Merom, Ind., and Amelia, O. ; m., in 
Batavia, O., April 15, 1845, Tabitha Jeffries, b. Belle- 
niont County, O., Aug. 12, 1823; d. Sept. 30, 1882; 
daughter of Blair Jeffries. 
(7) Olive Fairfield, b. Feb. 22, 1846; d. Nov. 22, 1846. 
(7) Barton Warren Stone Fairfield, b. Amelia, 0., April 
17, 1849 ; resides Mayfield, Cal. ; gradauted at An- 
tioch College, Yellow Springs, O.; lived Merom, 
Ind., Yellow Springs, O., Cincinnati, O., Fargo, 
N. D., Chicago, 111., Evanston, 111., Dunkirk 111., 
Palo Alto, Cal.; groceryman; store destroyed in 
earthquake, 1906 ; now in the lumber and planing 
mill business ; has been through a North Dakota 
cyclone and was burned out in the Fargo, N. D., 
fire, 1893; still brave and hopeful; m. at New- 



174 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

castle, Ind., Sept. 5, 1877, Clara Florence Bond, 
b. Washington, Wayne County. Incl., May 7. 1857 ; 
graduated from Newcastle High School; daugh- 
ter of Calvin Bond and Mary M. Murphy. 
(8) Edith May Fairfield, b. Fargo, N. D.. Sept. 6, 1883; 
educated in Fargo and Chicago schools ; gr,ad- 
uated at Duukirli (Ind.) High School and Le- 
land Stanford Universitj". Palo Alto, Cal. ; m.. 
June 29, 1906, Raymond August Filler, b. Put- 
nam, Conn., Aug. 7, 1881; graduated Lelapd 
Stanford University 1906 ; mining engineer ; son 
of Lucius Henry Fuller and Abby Clara Cundall 
of Putnam, Conn. 
(8) Earl Bond Fairfield, b. Fargo, N. D., Feb. 14, 

1887; d. Fargo, July 30, 1887. 
(8) Clarence Herbert Fairfield, b. Fargo, N. D., Sept. 
30, 1890; d. Fargo, N. D., Nov. 22, 1891. 
(7) Evan Blair Fairfield, b. Amelia, O., May 28, 1851; 
d. Newcastle, Ind., May 29, 1893; m., at Newcastle, 
Ind., Dec. 23, 1877, Nora Woodward; Mrs. Nora 
(Fairfield) Hobam, Chesterton, Ind. 
(8) George Albert Fairfield, b. Newcastle, Ind., Oct 
11, ISSO; m., at Valparaiso, Ind., July 17, 1901, 
Edith Robinson. 
(9) Donald F. Fairfield, b. 1903. 
(7) George Washington Fairfield, b. Feb. 22, 1854; d. 

Dec. 8, 1857. 
(7) Charles Howard Fairfield, b. July 20, 185G; d. April 

2, 1870; lived on the old farm near Amelia, O. 
(7) Otho Pearre Fairfield, b. Amelia, O., Oct. 25, 1863; 
resides Alfred, N. Y.; graduated from Union 
Christian College, Merom, Ind.; received A. B. 
from University of Chicago, 1896 ; professor in 
Latin and English at Alfred University, Alfred, 
N. Y.; lived Amelia, O., 1863-79; Merom, Ind., 
1879, 1882, 1892; Clarinda, la., 1892-'95; Chi- 
cago, 111., 1895-'96; Alfred, N. Y., 1896-1906; m., 
Dec. 24, 1886, Clara Ada Hutson, b. Owensville, 
Ind., Aug. 8, 1867 ; graduated from Union Chris- 
tian College, Merom, Ind., 1885; daughter of Aus- 
tin Hutson and Louise Warwick Wasson. 
(8) Irving Hutson Fairfield, b. Merom, Ind., Seot. 16, 

1889. 
(8) Mary Fairfield, b. Merom, Ind., April 2, 1892. 



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(8) Clara Louise Fairfield, b. Alfred, N. Y., Nov. 28, 

1897. 

(7) Wm. Grant. Fairfield, b. Jan. 1, 1866; resides 615 So. 

Noble Street, Indianapolis, Ind.; banker; ni., Nov. 

17, 1883, at Newcastle, Mary E. Modlin, b. Aug. 

28, 1866. 

(8) Warren Edward Fairfield, b. Feb. 25, 1885; m., in 

Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 22, 1906, Nora . 

(8) Arthur Blair Fairfield, b. Fargo, N. D., Dec. 27, 

1886; d. Dee. 29, 1886. 
(8) Grace Tabitha Fairfield, b. Chicago, 111., Jan 6, 

1890. 
(8) Hazel Delilah Fairfield, b. Chicago, 111., March 6, 
1894. 
(6) Albert Alexander Fairfield, b. Feb. 12, 1822, d. June 
7, 1898; carpenter; lived Battle Creek, Mich.; m., 
Aug. 13, 1843, Melissa B. White. 
(7) Orilla Fairfield. 
(7) Myers Fairfield. 
(7) Anna Fairfield. 
(7) Goff Fairfield. 
(7) William J. Fairfield. 
(7) Wheeler Fairfield. 
(6) Samuel Rogers Fairfield, b. Amelia, O., Feb. 7, 1824; 
d. Nov. 4, 1904; resided Amelia, 0., 1824-56; Mt. 
Pleasant, la., 1857-59; Syracuse, Mo., 1859-60; 
Mt. Holly, O., 1861-'65, 1866; Yellow Springs, O.. 
1886-91; Merom, Ind., 1891-1904; carpenter from 
1857-70. then a farmer; m., March 23, 1861, Mary 
Robinson, b. Amelia, O., Sept. 22, 1831; since Nov. 
4, 1904, has resided at Sullivan, Ind.; son of Charles 
Robinson and Sarah Hulick, whose name is some- 
times written Gullick. 
(7) Charles Robinson Fairfield, b. Mt. Holly, 0., Jan. 25, 
1862; resides Merom, Ind.; merchant, su^'veyor 
and farmer; has lived Mt. Holly, 0., Batavia, O., 
Mesilla Park, N. M., San Diego, Cal.; graduated 
from the Union Christian College at Merom, Ind., 
1885; m. (first), Olive McKinney; m. (second), 
Rilla Buser. 
(8) Alveda Clara Fairfield, b. Palestine, HI., Aug. 7, 
1884; resides Shelburne*, Ind.; m., Aug. 7, 1902, 
Bruce C. Haskinson; she graduated at Union 
Christian College, Merom, lud. 
(7) Rev. Oliver Jay Fairfield, b. Mt. Holly, 0., March 



176 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

15, 1866; resides Ware, Mass.: attended Antioch 
College (O.), 1S88; Harvard Divinity School, 
1892; has lived Bedford, Mass., Spokane, Wash., 
Ware, Mass.; Unitarian minister; m., Nov. 22, 
1892, Eulalie Deming Guthrie, b. Yellow Springs, 
0., Feb. 25, 18G5; graduated at Antioch College 
(0.), 1887; daughter of James Guthrie and Jose- 
phine B. Deming. 
(8) John Guthrie Fairfield, b. Bedford, Mass., Aug. 1, 

1893. 
(8) Mary Juniata Fairfield, b. Bedford, Nov. 12, 

1894. 
(8) Priscilla Blanche Fairfield, b. Spokane, Wash., 

April 14, 1896. 
(8) Faith Janet Fairfield, b. Spokane, Wash., March 
18, 189G. 
(7) Sadie Sophia Fairfield, b. Batavia Township, Cler- 
mont County, 0., June 15, 1870; resides Sullivan, 
Ind.; has lived Yellow Springs, O., Merom, Ind., 
-Lafayette, Ind., etc.; graduated from Union 
Christian College, Merom, Ind., with B. A., 1893, 
and M. A., 189G; m., March 3, 1901, RoUin A. 
Plunkett", b. La Motte, 111., Jan. 26, 1874; gradu- 
ated from Union Christian College with B. A., 
1897; photographic artist; son of Rev. John M. 
Plunkett^ b. Crawfordsville, Ind., 1848; pastor of 
the Christian Church, Palestine, 111.; m. Anna 
Shore, b. Sullivan, Ind.; daughter of Isaac M. 
Shore and Rebecca Butner. (The Plunkett an- 
cestry: [1] Lord Plunkett of Ireland, who settled 
in Virginia; [2] Jesse Plunkett, b. Virginia, m. 
Miss Mosely ; [3] Robert Plunkett, b. Kentucky, 
m. Nancy Hartly; [4] Robert Plunkett, b. Shelby 
County, Ky. ; m. Christina Andrews ; daughter of 
John Andrews and Nancy McPheely.) 
(6) Emeline D. Fairfield, b. Dec. 2, 1825; resides Mt. 
Holly, O. ; m., Nov. 4, 1849, George Darlington Ed- 
wards, b. July 19, 1821 ; d. July 21, 1876 ; studied in 
Decatur schools; harness maker; son of John Ed- 
wards and Miss Jacobs. 
(7) Cora Rosella Edwards, b. Dec. 3, 1856; d. July 28, 

1879; studied in Amelia (O.) schools. 
(7) Cassius M. Edwards; resides Mt. Holly, 0. 
(7) Julius Fairfield Edwards, b. Amelia, O., June 8. 
1858 ; address, 514 Byrne Building, Los Angeles, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY, 177 

Cal. ; J. F. Edwards & Co., general agents of real 
estate and insurance; attended Batavia (O.) High 
School; graduated from John Grundy's Commercial 
College, Cincinnati, O., 1874; m., in Batavia, O., 
June 29, 1874, Ella Moore, b. Batavia, O., Sept. 5, 
1856; daughter of Lester G. Moore and Eliza Rust. 
(8) Grace Maud Edwards, b. Batavia, O., Aug. 6, 
1875; resides 713 East Twenty-seventh Street, 
Los Angeles, Cal.; educated in Chicago (111.) 
public schools; m., Dec. 24, 1894, Harry Ells- 
worth Needham, b. Newcastle, Ind., May 23, 
1873; educated in Newcastle schools; real es- 
tate dealer. 
(9) Earl Harry Needham, b. San Francisco, Cal., 
June 27, 189S. 
(8) Clarence Oscar Edwards, b. Pulaski, Tenn.; edu- 
cated in Chicago schools; resiaes Los Angeles, 
Cal. 
(8) Lester George Edwards, b. Chicago, 111., July 21, 
1893 ; resides Los Angeles, Cal. 
(7) Otho Sheridan Edwards, b. Clermont, O., June 25, 
1868 ; address 705 and 706 Atwood Building, Chi- 
cago, 111. ; manager of the Atwood Agency of Mu- 
tual Life Insurance, etc.; graduated from Jack- 
sonville (111.) High School, 1886; has lived in 
Ohio, Tennessee and Illinois; m., July 3, 1889, 
Sara Gilhurley, b. C icago, Oct. 22, 1868; daughter 
of Jesse G. Gilhurley and Jane Phillips. 
(S) Howard Fairfield Edwards, b. April 20, 1891; 
graduated from Alcott Grammar School, Chi- 
cago. 
(8) Gail Phillips Edwards, b. Oct. 4, 1895. 
(8) Liston Myron Edwards, b. June 10, 1897. 
(6) Sophia Olive Fairfield, b. Amelia, O., June 29, 1828; d. 
Yellow Springs, O., Aug. 12, 1877; lived in Ohio 
towns, Amelia, Eaton, Lebanon and Yellow Springs, 
in Covington and Merom, Ind.; studied in Parker's 
Academy, New Richmond, O. ; m., at Fairfield Farm, 
Clermont County, O., June 13, 1851, Rev. Evan Will- 
iam Humphreys, b. Pentone, Cardiganshire, Wales, 
Jan. 11, 1816; d. Yellow Springs, 0., Jan 8, 1884; 
studied in the schools at Caermarthen, Wales, and 
Meadville (N. J.) Theological Seminary; minister 

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178 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

of the Christian Churcli; son of Evan Thomas 

Davyth Humphreys and Margaret Williams. 

(7) Margaret Humphreys, b. Felicity, O., Aug. 3, 1854; 

resides 2700 Thirteenth Street, Washington, D. C. ; 

studied at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, 0., 

Granville (O.) Female College and tlie University 

of Michigan; m., at Ann Arbor, Mich., July 25, 

1885, Elmer Ellsworth Paine, b. Xenia, O. ; studied 

at Antioch College and Ohio State University; 

journalist; editor of Akron (O.) Beacon, 1888-'96; 

now a member of the Associated Press staff, 

Washington, D. C; son of Dr. George Lane Paine, 

dentist at Xenia, 0., and Eliza A. Barkalow. 

(8) George Humphrey Paine; d. at birth, Oct. 7, 1886. 

(8) Roger Warde Paine, b. Springfield, O., Sept. 7, 

1887; graduated from Capital High School, 

Washington, D. C; appointed to Annapolis, Md., 

by President Roosevelt. 

(8) Margaret Raymond Paine, b. Akron, O., Aug. 6, 

1890; attends Washington schools. 
(8) Dorothy Olive Paine, b. Akron. O.. Dec. 15, 1891; 

attends Washington schools. 
(8) Janet Eleanor Paine, b. Akron, O., Nov. 1, 1893; 
attends Washington schools. 
(7) Florence N. Humphreys, b. Covington, Ind., May 

27, 1856; d. Yellow Springs, O.. Jan. 29, 1874. 
(7) Alfred Evan Humphreys, b. Eaton, O.. Oct. 25, 
1860; resides Snyderville, 0; studied at Antioch 
College, Ohio; farmer; m., Dec. 24, 1885, Jessie 
Elizabeth Minnick, b. Clark County, O., Nov. 13, 
1864; studied at Antioch College; daughter of 
John Minnick and Mary Caroline Layton. 
(8) Mary Sophia Humphreys, b. Dec 13, 1886. 
(8) Evan Minnick Humphreys, b. Aug. 7, 1888. 
(8) Felix Otho Humphreys, b. Jan. 1, 1890. 
(8) John Rogers Humphreys, b. Oct. 3, 1891. 
(7) Otho Fairfield Humphreys, b. Eaton, 0., July 6, 
1864; resides Newark, N. J.; has lived at Ltbanon 
and Yellow Springs, O.. Springfield, Mass.. Mil- 
waukee, Wis., Newark and West Orange, N. J.; 
graduated, June, 1893, from Episcopal Theologi- 
cal School, Cambridge. ^lass. ; Episcopal clergy- 
man; m., Jan. 1, 1895, Sarah Luddington Patton, 
b. Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 12, 1868; daughter of 



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179 



James Edward Patton and Sarah Elizabeth Lud- 
dington. 
(8) James Patton Humphreys. 
(8) Otho F. Humphreys, Jr. 
(8) Sarah Luddington Humphreys. 
(8) Frances Eliza Humphreys. 
(8) Margaret Humphreys. 
(6) Aseneth Martin Fairfield, b. Sept. 28, 1830; resides 
Poplar Valley Farm, Merom, Ind., in Clermont 
County until 1864; then settled on a tract of land 
two miles north of Merom, Ind., where a beautiful 
farm of 300 acres has been cleared and developed; 
m., Oct. 28, 1853, Jonathan Bragdon, b. Union Town- 
ship, near Withamsville, O., Dec. 11, 1827; he and 
his wife studied in the common schools; son of 
Benjamin Bragdon and Rebecca Wood; grandson of 
Jotham Bragdon, who went from Maine to Ohio 
with his wife, Sarah Bradley. The following chil- 
dren were given a good education, and are settled 
near their parents: 
(7) Benjamin Rush Bragdon, b. near Amelia, Clermont 
County, O., July 13, 1854; d. near Merom, Ind., 
June 7, 1S7G. 
(7) Emma Bell Bragdon, b. Amelia, 0., July 22, 1856; 
resides Brazil, Ind.; studied in Union Christian 
College, Merom, Ind., m., Sept. 28, 1881, by her 
cousin. Rev. J. C. Smith, Dr. George William Fin- 
ley, b. near Harmony, Ind., April 29, 1855; grad- 
uated from Union Christian College and the Medi- 
cal College of Indiana; at Harmony and Brazil, 
Ind., since 1880; son of James M Finley and 
Sai^h Belk. The Finleys came from Ireland to 
Maryland; one. Dr. Samuel Finley, was a presi- 
dent of Princeton College. The Finleys removed 
to North Carolina before the Revolutionary War; 
from thence to Ohio and Indiana, about 1830. 
(8) Dorathea Pearl Finley, b. Harmony, Ind., Dec. 21, 
1883; graduated from Brazil (Ind.) High 
School, 1904; now studying in Indiana Univer- 
sity. 
(8) Lois Ruby Finley, b. Harmony, Ind., Feb. 3, 1887; 
graduated from Brazil (Ind.) High School, 
class of 1906. 
(8) Rebe Crystal Finley, b. Harmony, Ind., Oct. 11, 
1891; in Brazil High School. 



180 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(7) Sophia Rebecca Bragdon, b. July 22, 1S58. 
(7) Jotham Josiah Bragdon, b. Amelia, O., Oct. 3, 1860; 
successful farmer; m., March 23, 1890, Olive Wible, 
b. Sullivan, Ind., June 6, 18G8; only daughter of 
William Wible and Miss Davis. 
(8) Charles Rush Bragdon, b. Nov. 17, 1891. 
(8) William Franklin Bragdon, b. Sept. 2, 1893. 
(8) Bernice Bragdon, b. Jan. 23, 1895. 
(8) Ross Jotham Bragdon, b. May 17, 1903. 
(7) Voorhees Vallingham Bragdon, b. Amelia, O., 
March 1, 1863; farmer at Mcrom, Ind.; m., Oct. 
19, 1887. Clara Amy Smith, b. New Albany, Ind., 
Sept. 17, 1865; d. Merom, Ind., May 16, 1905; 
daughter of Philip Smith and Julia Cline. 
(8) Vita Blanch Bragdon, b. Aug. 20, 1888; graduated 
Merom (Ind.) schools, and is now a student in 
Union Christian College, Merom. 
(8) Ralph Emerson Bragdon, b. Jan. 13, 1893. 
(8) Benjamin Murray Bragdon, b. Nov. 7, 1898. 
(8) Hugh Carlton Bragdon, b. Sept. 1, 1902. 
(8) Hervey Smith Bragdon, b. May 1, 1905. 
(7) Clara Asenath Bragdon, b. near Merom, Ind., Aug. 
21, 1868. 
(6) Otho Pearre Fairfield, b. June 25, 1835; d. Nov. 1, 

1835. 
(6) Melissa Pearre Fairfield, b. March 25, 1836; d. March 

26, 1836. 
(6) Otho Pearre Fairfield, b. Sept. 18, 1837; d. Nov. 8, 
1864; lived Amelia, 0., and in Merom, Ind., 1861- 
'62; teacher; he was lieutenant in Company B, 
Eighty-ninth Ohio Volunteers; was in Libby Prison 
from Sept., 1863, to Oct., 1864; .taken from Libby 
Prison to Columbia, S. C, where he died; he en- 
listed Aug. 11, 1862, took command as first lieu- 
tenant April 10, 1863; captured by the enemy at 
Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863. 
(5) Elisha Baker Thompson, b. April 6, 1797; d. Bethel, O., 
July 26, 1885; In 1815 he moved from Maine to near 
Amelia, 0., and was there until March, 1827, when he 
- moved to near Bethel, 0.; in 1865 he went to Five 

' Mile, Brown County, 0.; in 1882 he moved back to 

Bethel, O.; buried at Bethel, Clermont County, 0.; 
farmer; m. (first), March, 1816, Mary Douglass, b. 
Maine, Oct. 16, 1795; d. Aug. 8, 1864; m. (second), au- 



TPIOMPSON GENEALOGY. 181 

tumn of 1865, Mrs. Mary Ann (Dunham) Thompson, 
widow of his brother, Alexander Tliompson ; daugh- 
ter of Jonathan Dunham and Lucy ; no children 

of this second marriage. 
Children of first wife: 

(6) Charlotte Welch Thompson, b. Sept. 9, 1816; d. Dec. 
14, 1873 (57y., 3m., 3d.); m. Jan. 19, 1845, Ezekiel 
Edwin Turner, b. Dec. 17, 1817; d. June 2, 1889. 
This family lived on a farm two and one-half miles 
south of Bethel, 0., on the Cincinnati Pike; this 
was sold to Mr. Poole and a farm purchased on the 
same road in Brown County, three and one-half 
miles east of Bethel, O., of 213 acres, to whicli forty 
acres of timber land were added. Mr. Turner 
started in life witliout means, but by hard work he 
became well-to-do; he was a good business manager, 
a good neighbor, and always ready to help the sick 
and dying all that lay in his power. Of the wife no 
one could speak too highly in praise; her life was 
regarded as a well-nigh perfect one; among the sick 
and dying she was of the strongest help ; for seven 
days and nights she waited on a sick orphan girl, 
who was an entire stranger to her, with the most 
loving care; Mrs. Fred Morgan, who had lived be- 
side her for twenty years, declared that she had 
never seen a woman like her for helpfulness ; she 
was one of the finest spinners, and in the fall be- 
fore she died she spun twenty-four cuts of long- 
reeled yarn as a day's work; she was a good weaver. 
(7) Mary Adelaide Turner, b July 28, 1846, near Bethel, 

O.; d. April 6, 1862 (15y., Sm., 8d.). 
(7) Melissa Jane Turner, b. on the Bethel, O., farm, 
Oct. 24, 1848; d. Aug. 29, 1888 (39y., 10m., 4d.); 
m., Feb. 14, 1872, by Rev. A. J. Lockwood, William 
C. McMurchy, b. on the homestead one and a half 
miles from Freeburg, O., Jan. 21, 1846; after his 
marriage he settled on the farm two and one-half 
miles west of Homerville, O. ; his address is Ho- 
merville, O. ; son of John McMurchy and Eliza 
Ann Wells. 
(8) Archie Leland McMurchy, b. Feb. 25, 1875; re- 
sides Bethel, O.; studied in Spring Grove schools; 
dairyman and farmer ; m., Dec. 31. 1902, Edna 
Minton. 



182 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Anua Elizabeth McMurchy, b. March 25, 1880; 

studied in the Spring Grove schools. 
(8) Florence Isabel McMurchy, b. Nov. 21, 1885; re- 
sides Sioux City, la.; unm. 
(7) Lucy Ann Turner, b. near Bethel. O.. July 25, 1850; 
d. Dec. 8, 1893 (42y., 4m., 13d.); m., Aug. 15, 
1869, Alonzo Wood, b. Point Pleasant, O., Oct. 5, 
1848; d. May 30, 1893; for two or three years they 
lived near Bethel, 0., and then moved to Edgar 
County, 111.; after awhile they lived again on the 
old Ohio farm for a couple of years; from Sept., 
1877, to Oct., 1891, they lived on a farm near 
Felicity, O., then moved to Science Hill, Pulaski 
County, Ky., where Mr. Wood d. in May, 1893, 
and his wife the following December. They are 
buried in Union Cemetery, three miles east of 
Science Hill, Ky. 
(8) Frank Clarence Wood, b. May 9, 1870; resides 
Kneeland, 111.; farmer; studied in common 
schools; in Sept., 1894, he went to Milwaukee, 
Wis., to work for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. 
Paul Railroad Company; he then stayed on a 
farm at Kneeland, Wis., for a short time, m.ov- 
Ing back to Illinois in 1905; m. (first), Jan. 30, 
1894, Emma E. Ivens, who d. Jan. 30, 1899, on 
the hour ou which she was married; daughter 
of John P. Ivens and Caroline; m. (second), 
April 4, 1900, Barbara A. Harsh, b. Hagerstown, 
Md., Aug. 4, 1876; daughter of Daniel Harsh 
and Sarah Hoover. 
Children of first wife: 

(9) Raymond George Wood, b. Aug. 7, 1895. 
(9) Everett Harding Wood, b. Jan. 12, 1899. 
Children of second wife: 

(9) David Edward Wood, b. April 20, 1901. 
(9) Clarence Richard Wood, b. June 17, 1905. 
(8) Lottie May Wood, b. Feb. 7, 1872; resides Kene- 
saw, Neb.; m.. Aug. 15, 1894, Francis Brady 
McGiff; he was located on his father's farm at 
Science Hill, Ky., until Nov., 1898, when he 
moved to Kenesaw, Neb.. 
(9) Nellie McGiff; d. in her first year. 
(9) Daughter and son. 
(8) Walter George Wood, b. Sept. 20, 1872; resides 
Science Hill, Ky. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 



183 



(8) Carl Erwin Wood, b. Dec. 4, 1874; in 1895 went 
to Milwaukee, Wis., ou a dairy ffU-m and re- 
mained there until Sept.. 1897; then was a fire- 
man on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail- 
road; sent by the Railroad Company to Sioux 
City, la., where he now resides; m., June 5, 
1900, Addle R. Allen of Shell Rock, la. 
(9) Son. 
(7) Laura Elizabeth Turner, b. near Bethel, O., Dec. 
26, 1853; studied in Yankeetown and Spring 
Grove schools; joined the Christian Church at 
Bethel, O., when 15 years old; resides Homer- 
ville, Brown County. O.; m., Feb. 7, 1877, Henry 
H. Day, b. Felicity, O., Nov. 18, 1854; son of .lesse 
Day and Mary A. Fusler; educated in Benton and 
Antioch (O.) schools; an elder in the Christian 
Church; soon after marriage he moved to a farm 
three miles west of Felicity, 0., and remained 
about eighteen months; then to a farm two and 
one-half miles west of Homerville, 0.; farmer 
and insurance agent. 
(8) Lillie Maud T. Day, b. near Homerville, 0., 
April 9, 1880; educated in Homerville High 
School; joined the Christian Church at fifteen 
years; resides 2002 College Avenue, Indianap- 
olis, Ind.; m., Jan. 7, 1900, Charles C. Jones b. 
near Georgetown, O., March 26, 1877; carpei ter; 
united with the Christian Church at seventeen 
years; son of Christo^jher Jones and Mary La- 
rock. 
(9) Edna Elizabeth Jones, b. Oct. 21, 1900. 
(9) Carl E. Jones, b. Nov. 12, 1902. 
(8) Edna Brett Day, b. Nov. 16, 1883; attended 
Homerville (0.) High School; united with the 
Christian Church at twelve years. 
(8) Loren Welliny:ton Day, b. Jan. 21, 1885; attended 
school at Pride Hill, O.; united with the Chris- 
tian Church at fourteen years. 
(6) Adeline Donham Thompson, b. on the farm near 
Amelia, O., March 19. 1818; d. March 9. 1896 (78y.) ; 
m., March 13, 1842, Samuel M. Cook, b. Montgomery 
County, Md., March 6, 1815; d. June 2, 1891; he 
went from Maryland at the age of thirteen years to 
near Bethel, O., and remained there all his life; 



184 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

farmer; son of Amos Cook and Anna . Of the 

wife it is written: "Her parents moved to near 
Bethel, 0., in 1827, and in this locality she spent 
the balance of her daj's; she united with the Chris- 
tian Church at Bethel, O., Sept., 1832, when in her 
fourteenth year. For a period of sixty-four years 
she was one of the most faithful members of that 
church. And her children also became active mem- 
bers of it. For several years she suffered much 
from sickness, but was always a patient Christian, 
looking with joyous hope to her meeting with her 
Savior and the loved ones who had gone before her 
She showed rare fidelity, patience, godliness, and 
untiring devotion to all her duties in all her rela- 
tions of life." 
(7) Perry Thomas Cook, b. April 24, 1843; resides 
Brookville, Ky.; school teacher and then a lawyer; 
m., April 4, 1867, Elizabeth M. Frank of Brook- 
ville, Ky. 
(8) Gloie Melinda Cook, b. Oct. 31, 1S69; d. Sept. 21, 
1905; resided Brookville, Ky,; m., Sept. 2, 1890, 
George Gibson, b. Brookville, Ky., Sept. 12, 
1865. "He raised tobacco for awhile and then 
became partner in a gristmill; of late he has 
farmed some." 
(9) Georgia Gibson, b. Oct. 26, 1901; d. Oct. 26, 

1901. 
(9) Carroll Slater Gibson, b. Jan. 2, 1903. 
(7) Amos Baker Cook, b. Feb. 25, 1S45; d. Aug. 24, 
1S96; m., March 4, 1873, Malinda Ulrey, wno d. 
April 3, 1894; school teacher and farmer. 
(8) Lona Blanche Cook, b. April 19, 1878. 
(7) Sarah Jane Cook, b. Feb. 24, 1847; d. Oct. 14, 1898; 
m., Oct. 13, 1889, William Clark McMurchy, b. 
near Bethel, O.; wife is a milliner. 
(7) Cyrus Fairfield Cook, b. April 2, 1849; farmer near 
Bethel, O.; m., Feb. 27, 1876, Lucinda Amelia 



(8) Inez Bessie Cook, b. Aug. 15, 1878; school teacher. 
(8) Edora May Cook, b. March 1, 1883. 
(7) Mary Letitia Cook, b. July 29, 1851; resides near 
Bethel, O.; educated in the public schools; pre- 
pared for a teacher. 
(7) Anna Elizabeth Cook, b. Oct. 2, 1853; resides Bethel, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 185 

O., m., April 16, 1884, Augustus Eugene McGo- 
han, b. near Bethel, O., May 5, 1852; farmer, son 
of Andrew Jackson McGohan and Lucinda Thomp- 
son. 
(7) Charles William Cook, b. near Bethel, O., June 2, 
1857; resides Bethel, O.; farmer; m., Dec. 16, 
1883, Mary Ellen Ulrey, b. near Bethel, O., Sept. 
30, 1861; daughter of Samuel Ulrey and Glovina 
Sentry. 
(6) Everett Andrews Thompson. 

(7) The daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Marsh, resides at Ce- 

lina, Mercer County, O. 

(6) Benjamin Alexander Thompson, b. Feb. 2, 1827; d. 

March 3, 1891; resided Bethel, 0.; farmer and 

teacher; unm. 

(6) Alvah K. Thompson; resides Sanford, Ind. "The only 

child now living." 
(6) Otho P. Thompson; d. young. 
(6) Alonzo A. Thompson; d. young. 

(6) Converse Conkling Thompson; b. near Bethel 0., 
Nov. 9, 1816; resides near Bethel, O.; farmer; mem- 
ber of the Christian Church; m., Oct. 11, 1860, Mary 
Frances Edwards, b. near Bethel, 0., Dec. 28, 1840. 
(7) George Quincy Thompson; b. near Bethel, O., Sept. 
19, 1861; d. July 5, 1894; lived at Bethel, O., until 
nearly five years old, then went to Windsor, 111., 
with his mother; farmer; m., Oct., 1884, Callie 
Ellen Beck, b. Milroy, Ind., Nov. 9, 1865; daughter 

of William Nelson Beck and Mary Ellen . 

(8) William Converse Thompson, b. Oct. 27. 18S5 
(8) Thomas Roy Thompson, b. Jan. 4, 1888. 
(8) Mary Ruth Thompson, b. July 2, 1894. 
(6) Matthew Gardner Thompson, b. Clermont County, 0., 
July 6, 1823; d. Bethel, O., Oct. 9, 1893; went to 
Bethel, 0., 1867; m., in Buckner County, O., April 
14, 1846, Sarah E. Day; she resides at Bethel, 0. 
(7) Percy E. Thompson; d. in infancy. 
(7) William R. Thompson, b. Buckner County, Ky., 
May 15, 1854; address, box 112, Bethel, 0.; car- 
penter and builder; m., Jan. 17, 1875, Olive Ulrey 
of Bethel, O. 
(8) William A. Thompson, b. June 11, 1876; barber. 
(8) Charles E. Thompson, b. Sept. 13, 1879; barber. 
(8) Lucinda Maud Thompson, b. April 11, 1886. 



186 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(7) Baker B. Thompson, b. June 28, 1S56; in 1891 went 
to Newport, Ky.; in the railroad business; m., 
in Brown County, in 1877. 

ip 'f Iff 1^ V 

(4) Hannah Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., April 20, 1760; 
recorded by the town clerlv May 20, 1760; m. Eli Her- 
rick of Greene, Me.; son of Israel Herrick and Mary 
Bragg; no more in the Herrick genealogy; no children. 

^ Iff i)t 3}c :{: 

(4) Mercy Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., Dec. 3, 1762; d. 
Dec. 31, 1826; m. Mathias Blossom", b. Sept. 12, 1765; d. 
June 1, 1804. The Blossom line: (1) Ancestor Thomas 
Blossom, b. 1632/'33; started with the Pilgrims on the 
Speedwell in 1620, but finally came to Plymouth, Mass., 
1629 ; he w,as the first deaeou of the Plymouth Church ; m. 
Anna ; (2) Peter Blossom m. Sarah Bodfish, daugh- 
ter of Robert Bodfish; resided Barnstable, Mass.; (3) Jo- 
seph Blossom, b. Dec. 10, 1673 ; resided Barnstable. Mass. ; 
m. June 17. 1696, Mary Pincheon. who d. April 6. 1706; 
(4) Joseph Blossom, b. March 14, 1703; resided Barn- 
stable, Mass.; m., March 30, 1727; Temperance Ftil- 
ler^ b. March 7, 1702; daughter of Benjamin Fuller^ of 
Barnstable, Mass.; he was of the fourth generation and 
the son of Samuel Puller^, who was baptized Feb. 11, 
1637/'38; d. before 1691; m., April 8, 1635, Anna Fuller, 
who d. before 1691 (she was a daughter of Matthew Ful- 
ler and supposed to be a granddaughter of the Samuel 
Fuller mentioned above); Samuel Fuller- d. Oct. 31, 
1683; resided Barnstable, Mass.; m. Mary Lothrop, b. 
Sept. 14, 1614; daughter of Rev. John Lothrop of Scitu- 
ate, Mass. Edward Fuller' of the Mayflower; (5) James 
Blossom, b. Feb. 9, 1731; lived Barnstable, Mass., and 
Monmouth, Me.; m. Bethiah Smith. Her ancestry is 
as follows: (1) Thomas Smith; (2) Rev. John Smith; 

(3) Joseph Smith, b. April 29, 1689; m. Anna Fuller; 

(4) Mathias Smith, b. Barnstable, Mass., July 10, 1697; 
m., Sept. 3, 1730, Hannah Fuller; (5) Bethiah Smith 
(above). Records of Hannah Fuller, who m. Mathias 
Smith, named above: She was the daughter of Lieut. 
John Fuller, b. Oct., 1689; d. July 20, 1710, and resided 
at Barnstable, Mass.; Lieut. John Fuller m. Thankful 
Gorham, b. Feb. 15, 1690/'91; she was the daughter of 
Lieut.-Col. John Gorham, b. Feb. 20, 1651/'52; d. Dec. 9, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 187 

1716; lived Marshfield, Mass.; m., Feb. 24, 1674/75, 

Mary Otis, daugliter of John Otis of England, b. 1621, 

who m. Mary Jubb. The above John Gorham was the 

son of Capt. John Gorham, baptized 1620 and m., 1643, 

Desire Rowland, daughter of John Rowland of the 

Mai/fioiccr. The above Lieut. John Fuller was the son 

of Dr. John Fuller, who. d. 1691, and a grandson of Capt. 

Matthew Fuller. 

(5) James E. Blossom, b. Monmouth, Me., Feb. 15, 1788; d. 

Jan. 29, 1858; m., April 27, 1824, Anstris Wilcox, b. 

Feb. 28, 1791; d. Aug. 10, 1883; daughter of Capt. John 

Wilcox. 

(6) Delia A. Blossom, b. Feb. 27, 1827; resided Monmouth, 

Me.; unm. 
(6) James G. Blossom, b. Sept. 23, 1828; resides Water- 
town, Mass.; m. Mary A. Adams; daughter of John 
W. Adams; no children. 
(5) Ira A. Blossom, b. Dec. 24, 1798; d. Oct. 2, 1856; m. Eu- 
nice Hubbard of Buffalo, N. Y. 
(6) Lucy Blossom; deceased. 
(5) Samuel Franklin Blossom, b. Nov. 25, 1791; d. Dec. 15, 
1840, at Amherst, N. Y.; m. (first), March 20, 1820, 
Julia Morrill of Monmouth, Me., b. Sept. 2, 1796; d. 
Dec. 20, 1828; daughter of Abraham Morrill; m. (sec- 
ond), June 20. 1829. Jane Hillman. b. Livermore, Me., 
1796; d. Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1877; daughter of Rev. 
Samuel Hillman. 
Children of first wife: 

(6) Maria G. Blossom, b. Nov. 19, 1820. 

(6) Ira Harrison Blossom, b. March 11, 1822; d. Jan. 11, 

1855; m. Laura Church. 
(6) Two children. 
(6) Mary Morrill Blossom, b. Jan. 23, 1824; d. Brunswick, 

Me., July IS, 1846. 
(6) Sarah Elvira Blossom, b. Aug. 14, 1827; d. Buffalo, 
N. Y., June 15, 1853. 
Children of second wife: 

(6) Samuel Hillman Blossom, b. Sept. 10, 1831; d. Buffalo, 
N. Y., April 13, 1880; m., Feb. 15, 1865, Ellen Phil- 
lips. 
(7) Mary Ellen Blossom, b. March 18, 1866; resides 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
(7) Samuel F. Blossom, b. May 22, 1867; d. April 12, 
1901. 



188 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(C) Albert Harrison Blossom, b. Aug. 14, 1833; m., Feb. 12, 
1870, Mary E. McLean. 
(7) Charlotte Blossom, b. July 9, 1872; m. (first), June 
13, 1891, B. F. Miller; m. (second), Jan. 29, 
1899, W. H. Newman. 
(8) Warren Newman. 
(8) Nellie Newman, b. June 6, 1892. 
(6) Julia Ellen Blossom, b. June 13, 1875; d. St. Louis, 
Mo., Dec. 30, 1867; m., April 9, 1867, Hiram P. 
Thompson. 
(5) Harrison A. Blossom, b. Jan. 17, 1794; d. Aug. 23, 1795. 
(5) Sally H. Blossom, b. Monmouth, Me., May 8, 1796; d. 
March 31, 1850; m., April 25, 1826, Ira Towle, b. Sept. 
15, 1794; d. May 2, 1881. 
(6) Ira Scott Towle, b. April 19, 1827; d. Feb. 18, 1857; 

unm. 
(6) Cyrus Edwin Towle, b. Oct. 15, 1828; m., Oct. 15, 1853, 
Jane Webb. 
(7) Ira Edwin Towle, b. July 8, 1854. 
(7) Daniel Webb Towle, b. July 14, 1855; married; no 

children. 
(7) Eugene Towle; d. young. 

(7) Helen Medora Towle; m. Robert Stark of Waltham, 
Mass. 
(8) Two children. 
(7) Walter Scott Towle, b. Oct., 1861; m. (first), Mary 

Owen; m. (second), Edna ; no children. 

(7) Charlotte Towle; d. young. 
(6) Susan Towle, b. March 4, 1830; d. June 4, 1860; m. 

John M. Bent. 
(6) Helen Medora Towle, b. Monmouth, Me., July 6, 1832; 
resides Watertown, Mass.; m., Aug. 3, 1858, Abner 
Chase Stockin, b. Aug. 30, 1831; d. Jan. 11, 1901; 
graduated from Bowdoin College, 1857; teacher 12 
years; educational publisher 30 years; son of 
Thomas Blossom Stockin and Lydia Ann Chase. 
(7) Edwin Stockin, b. Monmouth, Me., Jan. 22, 1862; 
resides Watertown, Mass.; graduated at Water- 
town High School, 1880; publisher of the Youth's 
Companion of Boston, Mass.; m., Oct. 7, 1885, 
Eleanor Stafford Green, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 19, 
1861; graduated from the Watertown High School, 
1880; daughter of John Henry Green and Helen 
M. Stafford. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 189 

(8) Albert Edwin Stockin, b. April 16, 1887; gradu- 
ated from Watertown High School; in Harvard 
University in 1906. 
(8) Eleanor Charlotte Stockin, b. April 17, 1895. 
(7) Arthur Stockin, b. April 19, 1864; d. Jan. 29, 1901; 
illustrator; graduated from Watertown (Mass.) 
High School. 1882; m., Feb. 28, 1889, Alice L. 
Draper, b. 1864; d. Feb. 8, 1901; lived South Ber- 
wick, Me., Fenacook, N. H., Chelsea, Mass., Water- 
town, Mass. 
(8) Helen Louise Stockin, b. May 31, 1892. 
(8) Dorothy Bowditch Stockin, b. Nov. 12, 1894. 
(7) Annie Stockin, b. Aug. 25, 1864; resides Watertown, 
Mass; graduated from Watertown High School, 
1883; unm. 
(6) David Quimby Towle, b. Oct. 26, 1833; d. Oct. 5, 1856; 

unm. 
(6) Charlotte Augusta Towle, b. Nov. 26, 1836; resides 
Lewiston, Me.; unm. 
(5) Winter Green Blossom, b. Jan. 21, 1799; d. March 10, 

1818; unm. 
(5) Thomas Blossom, b. March 3, 1801; m. Charlotte Strong; 

no children. 
(5) Sophia Maria Blossom, b. March 2, 1803; d. Jan. 12, 
1804. 



CHAPTER VI. 

Priscilla Thompson and Lieut. Hugh Mulloy and their 

Descendants. 

Priscilla Thompson's line: (1) William Thompson of 
Dover, N. H. ; (2) James Thompson of Kittery, ]\Ie. ; (3) 
Benjamin Thompson of New Meadows, Brunswick, Me. 

(4) Priscilla Thompson, b. Georgetown, Me., May 13, 1754; d. 
New Richmond, 0., April 4, 1819. "She was a woman of 
that force of character which was necessary in those early, 
trying times. Yet she was possessed of a gentle spirit. 
She was a noble, self-reliant woman who has sent the 
grand influence of her life down the long line of her de- 
scendants. She was a true type of many Thompson 
daughters in m^iny neighborhoods and states." 

M., June 25, 1776, Hugh Mulloy, b. Albany, N. Y., Dec. 
4, 1751; d. New Richmond, 0., July 11, 1845 (94th y.). 
This family moved to Ohio in 1817. 

The epitaph from the tombstone of Hugh Mulloy: "In 
memory of Hugh Mulloy, a Lt. in the Revolutionary War; 
b. Albany, N. Y.; married one of great worth; joined the 
army at Cambridge, 1775. He was personally acquainted 
with Washington and Lafayette; was in the retreat from 
Ticonderoga; in both battles at Saratoga; lay at Valley 
Forge; was at Monmouth; and was thrice wounded — once 
at Hubbardstown in 1780. Among the bravest he was 
brave. He came to Ohio in 1817 and died July 11, 1845 
in the 94th year of his age." 

He and his wife were buried in the cemetery at Boat 
Run, O., but as the river was washing away the ground 
there, Mr. J. G. Mulloy, now of Fremont, Neb., and others, 
removed the remains to the old cemetery between Mt. 
Hygiene and New Richmond, O. 

O. B. Clason, Esq., of Gardiner, Me.: "Hugh Mulloy 
was one of the pioneers of Litchfield, Me. His ancestors 
came from the north of Ireland and were of Scotch-Irish 
extraction. When a boy he emigrated to the then province 
of Maine and lived in Brunswick and Georgetown. While 



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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 191 

home on a furlough from the Continental Army he married 
Priscilla Thompson. When the news of the battle of Bun- 
ker Hill was received he, with other patriots from his lo- 
cality, started for Boston. He at once enlisted in the 
army at Cambridge as a private. In April following he was 
promoted to Corporal; promoted in the June following to 
Sergeant, and was commissioned Nov. 6, 1776, as ensign in 
the Co. of which George White was Captain. His com- 
mission was issued at Boston, by order of Congress, and 
signed by John Hancock, President. In May, 1778, he was 
promoted again to the rank of First Lieutenant. He was 
in the battle of Ticonderoga, in May, 1777; was in the 
battle of Hubbardstown; in both battles of Saratoga 
(Stillwater) ; and witnessed the surrender of Burgoyne, 
Oct. 17, 1777. He was in several skirmishes, in one of 
which he was wounded. At the battle of Monmouth he 
was twice wounded severely, and one of these wounds 
subsequently proved so troublesome as to incapacitate him 
from active duty, and he was honorably discharged from 
the service. This discharge was written on the back of 
his commission in the handwriting of Gen. Washington. 
This paper, which was on file in the pension department 
at Washington, was destroyed in 1814 by the British when 
they sacked the town. 

"Lt. Mulloy had a personal acquaintance with Washing- 
ton and Lafayette. He was initiated into the mysteries of 
Free Masonry in Washington's tent, and was secretary of 
the lodge which existed in the army. Immediately after 
his discharge from the army, he moved with his family 
to Monmouth, Maine, and was among the first settlers 
there. He held several positions of trust in the Plantation, 
among them Plantation Clerk. It was subsequently found 
that the land he had settled upon belonged to Gen. Dear- 
born; and the Gen. bought out his improvements, giving 
him a note of the following tenor: 

'"Wales, Me., June 27, 1783. 
" 'For value received I promise to pay Hugh Mulloy the 
sum of fifty Spanish Milled dollars by the 15th day of Oct., 
1784, with interest until paid. (Signed) Henry Dearborn.' 

"Upon selling out his interest in Monmouth, Me., Hugh 
Mulloy settled in Litchfield, Me., upon land now owned by 
Warren R. Buker, by the side of Pleasant Pond, where he 
made his home for more than thirty years. He was fre- 
quently moderator of the town meetings, and also a mem- 



192 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

ber of the school board, and took a lively interest in edu- 
cation. In 1817 Mr. Mulloy moved to near Williamsburg, 
Clermont Co., Ohio, where he ever after made his home. 
At the time of his death he was the last commissioned offi- 
cer of the regular Continental army, and as such his por- 
trait was painted by Frankenstein, the celebrated artist. 
The Legislature of. Ohio made an appropriation for this 
painting. 

"Old Masons say that it is handed down by tradition that 
the Masons in Gardiner, Me., early in the present century, 
used to go by boat or canoes, out to Mr. Mulloy's home, by 
the side of the beautiful Cobbosseecontee Pond, and meet 
in Masonic brotherhood, and that he frequently met them 
in Gardiner. They had no lodge there then, or until the 
last of Hugh Mulloy's living there, but kept up occasional 
meetings for the work of the order." 

Mr. A. E. Parker writes: "Hugh Mulloy, the dear old 
man, how well I remember him as he came down from 
Williamsburgh in his little Dearborn wagon, to see my 
mother. His hair was white and his step was feeble. But 
he would enthusiastically tell of all the hardships of his 
service in the Revolutionary days." 

Parker Donaldson: "Hugh Mulloy was a stern-spirited, 
brave man." 

if * * * * 

The following list of the children of Priscilla Thompson 
and Hugh Mulloy was taken from the Litchfield, Me., town 
records and from the old family Bible in the possession of 
his grandson, Moreton Mulloy, son of Thomas Mulloy. 
* * * * * 

(5) David Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., Oct. 15, 1779; he lived in 
Litchfield until 1817, when he moved to Ohio; shortly 
after this he moved to Oregon, where all trace was lost 
of him; m., March 3, 1803, Mary Stevens, b. March 8, 
1780; d. Gardiner, Me., Nov., 1879, almost one hundred 
years old; she and her daughters remained in Maine 
when the husband went to Ohio. She is said to have m. 
(second), in Litchfield, Me., Dec. 28, 1828, Robert Edge- 
combe; m. by John Smith, justice of the peace. 
(G) John Mulloy, b, Litchfield, Me., Dec. 3, 1803; d. March 3, 

1804. 
(6) Jonathan T. Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., April 15, 1804; 
he went to Ohio with his father. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 193 

(6) Mary L. Mulloy, b. Litchfield; d. Caribou, Me., about 
1896, aged 86 years; she m. (first), Hiraiu Anderson; 
m. (second), Blisha Burgess. 

(6) Lucinda Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., June 15, 1809; d. 
July 24, 1857; m. Elijah Closson and lived Richmond, 
Me. Another account says: "M., Jan. 18, 1831, Heze- 
kiah Richardson. Her daughter, Mrs. Charles Ben- 
net', resided in Augusta, Me." 

(5) The second child of Priscilla Thompson and Hugh Mulloy, 
Abigail Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., Friday, July 31, 1781; 
m. (first), Feb. 3, 1805, David Colson and resided Bath, 
Me.; m. (second), Jeremiah Norton and lived several 
years in Wales, Me. 
(6) James Colson, b. 1812; he was an old and honored citi- 
zen of Gardiner, Me., for many years; he was lieu- 
tenant in Company C, Third Maine Regiment, in the 
Civil War. 
(7) James M. Colson; a brave soldier in the Civil War; 

killed in a railroad accident after the war. 
(7) John Colson; crippled by an accident. 
(7) Margaret Colson; resided in Massachusetts. 
* * * * * 

(5) John Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., Monday, Aug. 27, 17S3; d. 
June 1, 1802. 

***** 

(5) Catherine Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., Jan. 11, 1786; d. 
Edina, Mo., when nearly ninety years of age. Hon. Hugh 
Mulloy Herrick of Patterson, N. J., writes: "She was a 
woman of strong mentality, and she and hers were 
well and favorably known in the communities where she 
lived." Eben A. Parker says, "The last time she came to 
visit us she was nearly eighty-eight years old, but still 
wide-awake and active. In 1850, when she was 64 years 
of age, she taught school with the zeal which had char- 
acterized her work along those lines in her younger 
days." Catherine Mulloy m. (first), Oct., 1807, Samuel 
Herrick, b. Greene, Me., Dec. 11, 1784; d. July 4, 1822. 
He d. of yellow fever on a New Orleans steamer bound 
up the river; this family moved from Maine to Ohio 
in 1813. M. (second), William O. Bowler; she lived in 
Indiana for awhile and then settled in Edina, Mo.; 
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194 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

there are said to have been eight children of her mar- 
riage with Samuel Herrick. 
(6) Hannah Thompson Herrick; m., Feb. 18, 1836, William 
E. Davis of Clarksburg, Ind.; she lived at Edina, Mo., 
for some time. Her mother wrote in 1850, "She has 
three little boys." The mother states, "At the time of 
her death she left three sous: George W., Francis 
Marion and Andrew Jackson." 
(7) Arthur Davis. 
(7) Jesse Davis, b. Nov. 14, 1836. 

(7) Andrew J. Davis; in the Civil War in the Ninth Iowa 

Regiment; his wife d. at Christmas, 1870, her babe 

dying at the same time, and left the husband with a 

little daughter of four years. 

(7) George W. Davis, a faithful soldier in the Civil War; 

d. in the hospital at Quincy, HI., 1864. 
.^7) Francis Marion Davis. "He was wounded by the 
bursting of a musket in the hands of another soldier; 
after great suffering for a long time, he regained his 
health in a measure." 
(6) Matilda Herrick. 

(6) Catherine Herrick; d. 1834; m., 1832, Stephen Parker 
of Indiana. 
(7) Mary Parker. "She was a lone one. Her mother died 
before she could well remember, and her father did 
not long survive. She was mostly raised by her un- 
cle, William Parker. She m. Mr. McCall, and lived 
at New Hope, Ohio." 
(6) Eli Herrick. "Killed in a negro insurrection." 
(6) Mary Herrick 
(6) Martha Herrick. 
(6) Sophia Herrick. 
Children of second husband. 

(6) Samuel Bowler; a brave soldier in the Civil War. 
(6) Martha E. Bowler; m. Mr. Hoback. "She left three 
children when she died." In 1850 she was a second 
time married. 

(A long search was made for the full records of the 
children and descendants of this noble Catherine Mul- 
loy (Herrick) Bowler; but it was nearly in vain; but 
her niece, Mrs. Abbie C. Hitch of Catawba, Ky., kindly 
loaned the letters which were written to her and her 
mother when Catherine Mulloy Bowler was an aged 
woman; these letters are herewith printed, as giving 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 19^ 

glimpses of her familJ^ and as showing forth her 
sturdy strength and trust in the midst of many sor- 
rows and in the stress of the Civil War, in which so 
many of her loved ones were taking part.) 

"Edina, Mo. Mch 18, 1850. 
"(To Mrs. Martha [Mulloy] Sherwin, Catawba, Ky:) 

"Dear and much loved sister. I owe you an apology 
for my delay in writing — I know not whence this de- 
lay. It is always a source of satisfaction to hear from 
you by your own hand. In the first place I will say 
that I am in the possession of a reasonable state of 
health, and also the rest of our family, except Pris- 
cilla. She was taken with a bad cold, or influenza, 
the first of the winter, and her lungs appear to be 
much disordered, though she is able to be up and over- 
see her domestic concerns. I feel concerned for her 
safety. 

"I am now teaching a small school eight miles from 
my home, among our old neighbors. Four weeks are 
now expired. If I continue through the quarter I 
think I shall go home and not be persuaded to leave 
again. Samuel and Raphael are working in partner- 
ship. They have rented Mr. Boone's farm this year — 
his sons being in California. One will follow the prairie 
breaking, and the other will tend the crop, as they did 
last year. They have now paid up for their team. If 
they are blest with health, I hope they will do tolera- 
bly well during the ensuing year. 

"I hope that when I hear from you again that your 
son will have returned to the loving arms of his be- 
loved parents and friends with an ample reward for 
his toil. 

"O, sister, how rejoiced we should be to have a visit 
from you when he returns. If fortune favors, do try 
to come. It is not so much to travel, as to contem- 
plate the journey beforehand. 

"It is now some time since I commenced this letter. 
Priscilla is much better than she was. The rest of 
the family are all well. I have had my health better 
this winter than I have had for a long time. I have 
been able to attend to my school every day since I 
commenced. We have had a very pleasant winter, 
with very little snow. If it continues as it is now 
people will be plowing the coming week. 



196 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. » 

"I know that you will write to me as soon as you re- 
ceive this. Let me know how you all do. I believe 
that I wrote to you since I received a letter from Mr. 
Hoback. If I have, I wrote the particilbirs. I will 
state that he is married, and I have not heard from 
him since. His wife is of a respectable family, but I 
am not personally acquainted with her. He wrote 
that the children were all doing well. I think that I 
shall soon write to him. He stated that he was in 
better circumstances than he had ever been. He plans 
to move to the north part of the State the coming 
fall, where his mother and brothers are gone. 

"Wm. L. Davis and family are all well and send 
their best respects to you and yours. The three lit- 
tle boys are doing well. They have been at school all 
winter. They are writing very well. They are read- 
ing in the Fourth Reader and the U. S. History, and 
have commenced in arithmetic. 

"Priscilla's daughter is now grown. Though small, 
she is a fine promising girl and a great comfort to her 
mother, though she is not very healthy. 

"I regret not seeing your family when I was in Ohio. 
And when you write give me the particulars from James 
and likewise from all the rest. I hear that the men 
who were in California have gone to Oregon the past 
winter. I have delayed writing so long that it seems 
as if I cannot write at all as I wish to, nor half what I 
could say if I could see you. 

"Raphael and Samuel will commence the prairie 
breaking tomorrow. The health of the country is 
good, except some cases of whooping cough, and that 
is more favorable than common. 

"Please accept and excuse my poor letter, for on re- 
viewing it I perceive that it is altogether disjointed, and 
my mind is in accordance with it. Remember me to 
all our dear relatives and accept my warmest love 
and best wishes for you and yours. 

"C. Bowler. 

"P. S. I have never heard from Nancy J. Parker, 
except what brother wrote. If you have heard any- 
thing since then please inform me." 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 197 

To her niece, Mrs. Abigail C. Hitch: 

"Ediiia, Mo., May 19, 1S62. 
"My Dear Friends and Relatives in Ky. : 

"I received your letter on March 5th and am glad 
to hear that you are all well and are measureably se- 
cluded from the troubles that we have in this State. 
Since I wrote to you before another of my grandsons 
is gone to try the realities of another world. He was 
accidentally shot at Pittsburgh Landing but a short 
time before the battle. Samuel W. Joliffe, his father 
and older brother, were with him. Perhaps he was 
taken from the evil to come. He was a promising 
youth, dearly beloved by all his family and by all his 
acquaintances. I feel the blow repeated. But my 
trust is in God that ere long I shall meet them all 
again where troubles never come. 

"I received a letter from my son last Saturday. 
He was well and was still at Hanibal. I don't know how 
long he will remain there, or when he will be home. 
I have not seen him since Feb. I am now home again 
on your own little place in the country with Mr. Foss 
and Martha Jane. They are still planting liere. The 
weather has been very dry for a long time. May 20. 
No rain yet. 

"Catherine and the children were here yesterday, 
and all well. She brought a letter she had just re- 
ceived from her father. He and William were in the 
battle. They lost everything they had and have never 
drawn a cent of pay since they have been there. 
They have not a cent to buy anything with. He wrote 
to her to send some paper and stamps. Their letters 
have been written with a pencil on the leaf of an old 
book. The letters are sent by the Adjutant to Cairo. 
They are mailed there, a soldier's letter, and we pay 
at Edina post office. Many others come that way. 
They are in the vicinity of Corinth, Teun., and every 
day expecting a battle. 

"I have not heard from my grandson Herrick Ho- 
back since he was wounded in the battle. I am look- 
ing every day for a letter from his sister, in hope to 
get news. There are now upwards of 200 militia sta- 
tioned in Edina. We have no courts here since the 
War commenced. The soldiers are quartered in the 
Court House. It is fortified, and a large flag floats 
from the cupola. The jail is used for the prisoners 



198 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

and is never empty. There are scouts constantly- 
scouring the country and bringing in more or less 
prisoners. How long this bloody strife will last God 
only knows. It has been viewed in the distance for 
nearly fifty years, but I have always hoped that I 
should never live to see the time when it would occur. 
Nor do I grieve for my three daughters who died be- 
fore their sons fell in this dreadful war. If it is my 
son's lot to end his life there I feel as if I could not 
long survive him. 

"My granddaughters all wish to be kindly remem- 
bered to you and all. Tell Susanna that this is for 
her as well as for you. If she will write to me and her 
husband we will respond. Tell her that I cannot write 
to her individually, for I do not know her name. 
Give my kind respects to 3''0ur father, sister and family, 
and accept the same for yourself and husband. Please 
both write soon. Writing, reading, and receiving let- 
ters, helps to buoy me up. 

"I remain your Affectionate Aunt, 

"C. M. H. Bowler." 

« « « ilc j: 

To her niece, Mrs. Abby C. Hitch: 

"Flora, Ills., Sept. 30, 1864. 
"Dear Niece: 

"I received a letter from my granddaughter, Cather- 
ine E. Munns, informing me that you had written to 
her and that she intended answering it the coming 
day. So I am in hopes that you have heard from her 
before this time. And now that our correspondence 
is renewed I hope it will be continued. I hardly know 
why it was broken off so long. I was exceedingly 
glad to hear from you again. But she stated no 
particulars. When you receive this you will re- 
spond and let me know about the welfare of your- 
self and family. I am in the usual health, though old 
and infirm. I have no right to complain. I am as 
comfortable as can be expected at my age. I feel 
thankful that I am able to read and write, so as to 
correspond with my friends. 

"My son, my only living child, has been in the army 
ever since the commencement of the War. Last Feb. 
he reenlisted for three years more. He nas lately been 
home on a furlough. When he returned I came with 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 199 

him to St. Louis where he put me on the cars that I 
might come to some of our friends in Ills. I plan to 
stay there until he returns, if it please God that he 
does return. 

"Your cousin Hannah Davis left three sons, George 
W., Francis il.. and Andrew J. They are all in the 
War from the first. George died in the hospital at 
Quincy, Ills. Marion was wounded by the bursting 
of a musket in the hands of another soldier. After 
extreme suffering for a long time he recovered, but is 
nearly ruined for life. Andrew is in the Iowa Cav- 
alry, Company M., at McDougall's Bluff, Arkansas. 
They are in Steele's Division of the Cavalry that my 
son is in. His address is the 3d Mo. Cavalry, Co. E., 
Little Rock, Arkansas. These two forts are GO miles 
apart. 

"I hope before this time you have got Catherine 
Munn's letter which will inform you all about her 
mother's family and her own. Your cousin Catherine 
Parker left one child, Nancy J. Both parents died 
when she was young. She was left to the care of her 
Uncle Wm. Parker after her grandpartnes died, where 
she lived until she was married. Her address is Mrs. 
Nancy J. McCall, New Hope, Ohio. Please write to 
her and form an acquaintance with her, for which I 
know that she would be very grateful. I believe that 
.she has two half brothers in the army, but she is a 
lone one on her mother's side. 

"Martha E. Hoback left three children: Herrick, 
Catherine D. and Nancy Priscilla. Herrick was killed 
ut Pittsburgh Landing, as you have been informed. 
Kate was married to Frederic Martin, who is also in 
the Army. They live in Cassville, Howard Co., Iowa. 
Nancy is not married. Her father (Mr. Hoback) was 
a Methodist preacher for several years previous to the 
War. But his patriotism for his country was so great 
that he went out Capt. of a Co. in 1861. But his health 
did not permit him to continue. He resigned after 
getting his health mended up a little. He com- 
menced preaching again. He writes to me that the 
state of his health demands him to locate and he 
thinks of coming to the West to settle. 

"Now, dear Abby, please write to me a good long 
letter. Tell me of all your friends, your dear old 



200 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

father, your sister Susan, your friends in California, 
and about your husband and children in particular. 
Give me your sister's address, f(jr you and she were 
made up in the bundle with the other dear ones that 
I wish to hear from. Adieu. 

"Yours Truly, Catherine Bowler," 

To her niece, Mrs. Abby C. Hitch: 

"Edina, Mo., Apr. S, 1870. 
"My Dear Niece: 

"I take up the pen once more to inform you that I 
am still living and that I am in as good health as is 
commonly allotted to old age. I am feeble. My sight 
and hearing both fail. But still I can walk about the 
house, and truly thank God that I am no worse. I am 
subject to spells of sickness. But now is my time of 
best health. In looking over some old letters that I 
had preserved, I found your photograph. It brought 
past recollections, both of you and of your beloved 
mother, so to my mind that I resolved to write to you. 
But I can see these lines but very faintly, and per- 
haps you Vv'ill not understand what I am trying to 
write. 

"Two years before the War ended I was in Ills, with 
my step-grandchildren. Samuel came to me there. 
Then we staid two years longer and came back to 
Mo. two years ago last month. We came to David 
Munn's. You know she is your cousin, Catherine 
Joliffe, that was. This has been my home ever since. 

"I am comfortably provided for, but live very re- 
tired. They take me twice a year to see Martha. 
They live ten miles fi'om here. She is Catherine's 
married sister, and her youngest sister is now eighteen 
years of age. Jane had two sons and two daughters. 
Catherine has four children living, two daughters and 
two sons. She lost two children. Her sister Matilda 
lives with her and her youngest brother, Thomas Ben- 
ton, is now 15 years old. 

"I have not heard from your Aunt Parker for a long 
time. But I am looking for a letter from her. Dear 
Abby, please write to me. I long to hear from you 
all. Your respected old mother, sisters and brothers. 
I think Dr. Carr came back from California and set- 
tled in Iowa. I am glad to hear that Nancy has come 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 201 

back to the States. I always thought I should be un- 
happy out where she has been. Tell me all about 
Susanna and her family. Give my love to her and 
give me her address. 

"Tell about your brothers. Do not fail to write, for 
I am old and lonely. It comforts me to hear from my 
dear distant friends. Catherine and Matilda join with 
me in love to all. Farewell. 

"Your Aunt, C. H. Bowler." 

To her niece, Mrs. Abby C. Hitch: 

"Edina, Mo., Apr. 14, 1S71. 
"Dear Niece Abby Hitch: 

"I have been in poor health for a month past 
though not confined to my bed. But my great age for- 
bids my being long on this earth. My earnest prayer 
is to be ready when God calls for me. I was 84 last 
January. The family is as well as usual. Martha 
Jane was here last Saturday and she and her family 
are well. 

"Your cousin, Andy Davis, who lives at Gosport, 
Ind., lost his wife last Christmas. He thinks of com- 
ing back to this place in the .summer. His brother is 
in Kansas. They are all that is left of ^our cousin 
Hannah's family. 

"Mch 12 I got a letter from your Aunt Parker. Her 
health is reasonable for one of her age. She keeps 
house, with hired help. She is able to drive out in 
her little carriage, or walk to the Academy. She said 
she had her garden ploughed to plant peas and early 
potatoes. I have no doubt that she will be working 
in her garden all the spring. Her letters are very 
satisfactory. Catherine has four children. Her oldest, 
Ella is in her 14th year. Robert the youngest is 20 
months old. 

"Martha has four children. Samuel is here with me. 
His health is not very good. He has been afflicted 
with neuralgia for several years. He suffers much at 
times, but is not often laid by altogether, and works 
very hard. He sends his love to you all, especially to 
William, if he is with you. You said you expected 
him but of his return we have never heard. Your 
Aunt wrote that Nancy was still in Iowa. Your 
cousin, Nancy Jane McCall, that lives at New Hope, 



202 THOMPSON GEXE-U^OGY. 

Ohio, is of my daughter Catherine Parker. She wrote 
to me a year ago that she was in bad health, and did 
not expect to be better. Tell Martha to write to Ma- 
tilda Joliffe. She still lives with Catherine. Sarah 
lives with Martha J. Fox 

"My granddaughters are busy planting the garden. 
"Your loving Aunt, Catherine Bowler." 

« 4: * * 4: 

(5) James MuUoy, b. Litchfield, Me., Thursday. March 13, 

17S8, and probably died young, as no ftirther mention is 

found. 

***** 

(5) Hannah Mulloy, b. Litchfield. Me., Saturday, July 3, 1790; 
d. New York, Nov., 1S39: m.. intention dated April 22, 
ISIO, to Hon. Ebenezer Herrick, b. Lewiston, Me., Oct. 
10, 17S.5; d. Lewiston, Me., May 7, 1S39; he was the son 
of John Herrick, a leading citizen of Lewiston, Me., and 
his mother's maiden name was GriflBn: he was a brother 
of Oliver Herrick, who m. Lydia Thompson, daughter of 
Ezekiel Thompson, and he was a grandson of Maj. Israel 
Herrick. The Herrick line of Hon. Ebenezer Herrick: 
(1) Henry Herrick of Leicestershire, England, who came 
to America, 1653, and settled on a large tract of land at 
Beverly, Mass.. and his descendants settled near him, 
and from this line came all the Herricks in America; the 
fifth son of Sir William Herrick was (2) Henry Herrick; 
(3) Israel Herrick. grandson of this Henry Herrick, en- 
tered the British Colonial Army in 1745 as a lieutenant, 
and commanded a Beverly. Mass., company at the battle 
of the Plains of Abraham, when General Wolfe fell in 
victory; he also fought in a campaign against the 
PYench and Indians; resigned from the army as major, 
1765; his military experience was valuable to him in or- 
ganizing the colonial troops previous to the battle of 
Bunker Hill, and he fought in that famous battle; when 
the army left Cambridge his age and disabilities com- 
pelled him to resign; he afterwards moved with his 
sons to Lewiston, Me., where he settled; nis son Eli m. 
Hannah Thompson, daughter of Benjamin Thompson 
of Bath, Me., Sept. 5, 1759; d. 1844; no children; Hon. 
Ebenezer Herrick was a member of Congress from Maine 
for several terms; he was a lawyer, but he did not fol- 
low his profession; for a time he was professor of logic 
and rhetoric in Eowdoin College, Brunswick, Me.; he 



THOirPSOX GENEALOGY. 203 

was a member of the convention at Portland, 1S19, 
•which framed the constitution of Maine in 1S21; repre- 
sentative to Congress for six years, 1821-27; state sen- 
ator, l828-'29; he was the first principal of the academy 
at Monmouth, Me.; he was a resident of Bowdoin, Me., 
when he was married; soon after 1819 he moved to Lew- 
iston. Me., and lived there many years 
(6) John Herrick; b. Aug. 5, 1810; d. Dec. 6, 1830; unm. 
(6) Hon. Anson Herrick, b. Jan. 12, 1812: d. New York City, 
Feb. 6, 1868; he was publisher and editor of the New 
York Atlas; alderman of the Nineteenth Ward of New 
York City, 1853-57; naval store keeper of Brooklyn 
Navy Yard for the Eighth District of New York, 
1863-65; he was one of the few Democrats in the 
House of Representatives who voted for the constitu- 
tional amendment abolishing slavery, and thus secured 
its submission to the Senate. New England Historic 
Genealogical Register, July, 1868: "He received a c-om- 
mon school education; at the age of 15 years he was 
apprenticed to the printer's business; 1836, settled in 
New York City; continued in the same employment ' 
until 1838, when he commenced the weekly publica- 
tion of the journal called the Atlas, of which he has 
since been the editor and proprietor; in 1862 he was 
chosen alderman and served three years: by President 
Buchanan he was appointed naval store keeper for 
New York, which he held till 1861; in 1862 he was 
elected representative from New York to the Thirty- 
eighth Congress." M. Mary Wood of Wiscasset, Me., 
who d. at Paterson. N. J., Nov. 2S, 18S1; Hon. Anson 
Herrick had nine children; the records of a few are 
given : 
(7) Mary Wood Herrick, b. Wise-asset Me., June 30, 1834; 
unm.: resides at Patersou, N. J., with her brother, 
Carlton M. Herrick. 

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(7) Carlton Moses Herrick, b. New York City. Nov. 4. 
1836; graduated from Columbia College. 1854; A. M., 
1857; Columbia Law School, 1S61; aamitted to the 
bar; was editor and one of the proprietors of the 
New York Atlas after the aeath of his father: 
moved to Paterson. N. J., where in ISSl he was ed- 
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204 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(7) Anson Herrick, b. Dec. 26, 1838; d. June 15, 1878; one 
of the proprietors of the New York Atlas: on a pa- 
per at Paterson, N. J., with his brother, Carlton; m. 
Mary Scheffelin of Catskill, N. Y. 
(6) Mary Gove Herrick, b. Jan., 18]3; d. at Yellow Springs, 
0., May 20, 1870; m., Jan. 13, 1833, John Tyler Blais- 
dell of Lewiston, Me., b. Feb. 18, 1808; d. Yellow 
Springs, 0., May 24, 1880; son of Walter Robie Blais- 
dell and Sarah Tyler; farmer, carpenter, etc.; there 
were nine children. 
(7) Walter Robie Blaisdell, b Nov. 5, 1833; d. April 15, 
1834. 

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(7) Hannah Herrick Blaisdell, b. Yellow Springs, O., Oct., 
1834; resides Jefferson, Tex.; m., Oct. IG, 1855. Sam- 
uel McCulloch, a carpenter and undertaker. 
(8) Samuel Herrick McCulloch, b. Dec. 14, 1856; re- 
sides Canon City, Col. 
(8) Mary Agnes McCulloch, b. March 5, 1858; d. March 

5, 1863. 
(8) Anna Donaldson McCulloch, b. Jan. 21, 1862; d. Oct. 

12, 1863. 
(8) Archie McCulloch, b. Oct., 1863. 
(8) Mary McCulloch, b. Sept. 18, 1868. 

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(7) Mary Elizabeth Blaisdell, b. near Lewiston, Me., May 
23, 1836; d. Auburndale, Mass., Dec. 25, 1905; .she 
lived Lewiston, Me., New York CitJ^ Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Clermont, O., Yellow Springs, O., and moved to Au- 
burndale, Mass., 1894; she studied in Antioch Col- 
lege; a noble woman; m., Aug. 21, 1862, Archibald 
McNair, b. Clermont County, 0., Feb., 1830; d. Nash- 
ville, Tenn., March 11, 1865; a teacher and farmer; 
son of John McNair and Sarah McMurchy. 
(8) Anna Donaldson McNair, b. Clermont County, O., 
June 21, 1863; resides 40 Auburn Place, Auburn- 
dale, Mass; graduated from Antioch College, Yel- 
low Springs, O., 1886, and in 1890 from Doctor Sar- 
gent's School of Physical Training, Cambridge, 
Mass.; she was the director of the gymnasium of 
Bryu Mawr College, 1890-94; also in the Friends' 
Hospital, Fairford, Pa., 1891-93; m., June 28, 
1894, Amos R. Wells of Glen Falls, N. Y., b. Dec. 
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editor of Christian Endeavor World and writer of 
boolvS and many periodicals ; sou of Amos P. Wells 

and Mary . 

(9) Mary Elizabeth Wells, b. Auburndale, Mass., Aug. 

9, 1895. 
(9) Margaret Anna Wells, b. Feb. S, 1899; d. Aug. 10, 
1905. 

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(7) Minerva Huntington Blaisdell, b. Oct. 3, 1837; resides 
Richmond, Ky.; m., April 2, 18G1, Rev. Charles K. 
Marshall, minister of Disciples Chvirch. 
(8) Mary Ella Marshall, b. May 20, 18G2; d. Aug. 1, 

18G3. 
(8) Jessie Blaisdell Marshall, b. July 21, 1863: d. Oct. 

13, 1864. 
(8) Lena Hannah Marshall, b. May 7, 1865. 
(8) Kate Frazier Marshall, b. Sept. 14, icGl. 
(8) Harmon Marshall, b. Sept. 23, 1870, 
(8) John Blaisdell Marshall, b. Sept. 12, 1872. 
(8) Sallie Woolfolk Marshall, b. March 18, 1875. 
(8) Charles Kingsley Marshall, b. March 14, 1877. 
(8) Mary Hattie Marshall, b. April 14, 1881; d. Oct. 29, 

1882. 



(7) Elvira Priscilla Blaisdell, b. July 3. 1839; d. Feb. 17, 
1842. 



(7) Walter Scott Blaisdell, b. Sept. 22, 1847; d. Sept. 30. 
1878; m., March, 1873, Mary Elizabeth Edwards of 
Paris, Bourbon County, Ky. 

(7) Elvira Susan Blaisdell, b. July 24, 1850; resides 259- 
Harrisville Avenue, Ogden, Utah; m., Aug. 6, 1881, 
Dr. James M. Harris of Yellow Springs, O. ; gradu- 
ated A. B. from Antioch College; and from Bellevue 
Homeopathic Hospital, New York Ciiy, 1868; mem- 
ber of medical society of Clark County, O. 
(8) Ten children; one of them Walter B. Harris, b. Feb. 
23, 1882. 
(6) James L. Herrick, b. June 4, 1815; d. 1838. 
(6) Elvira Priscilla Herrick, b. Oct. 25, 1816; d. 1850. 



206 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(6) Laura Herrick, b. May 1, 1819; d. Feb. 23, 1878; m. 
George Ogden of Jersey City, N. J. 
(7) Caroline Augusta Ogden, b. Jan. 30, 1842. 

***** 
(7) Lydia Herriclc Ogden, b. Oct. 17, 1843; resides Asbury 
Park, N. J.; m., Oct. 4, 1860, William E. Barnes of 
Jersey City, N. J.; commission aierchant. Ten chil- 
dren, part of whom are as follows: 
(8) William E. Barnes, b. Nov. 11, 1865. 
(8) Laura Louise Barnes, b. June 14, 1867. 
(8) Edward Vanderpool Barnes, b. Dec. 23, 1868; d. July 

31, 1869. 
(8) Lydia Herrick Barnes, b. June 7, 1870; d. Aug. 16, 

1870. 
(8) Charles Francis Barnes, b. May 7, 1872; d. May 28, 
1872. 

***** 
(7) George L. Ogden, b. Aug. 10, 1843. 

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(7) William Sickles Ogden, b. June 17, 1847; resides Jer- 
sey City, N. J.; m., Aug. 1, 1867, Minerva A. Rowe. 
(8) William R. Ogden, b. Sept. 17, 1867. 
(8) Minerva A. Ogden. b. Nov. 13, 1869. 
(8) Lillian Ogden, b. Oct. 10, 1871. 
(8) Clara Ogden, b. May 17, 1873. 
(8) Fannie Ogden, b. May 9, 1875. 
(8) Laura Ogden, b. 1877. 

(7) Laura Ogden. 
(6) Hugh Mulloy Herrick, b. at the old Herrick homestead, 
Lewiston, Me., July 3, 1829; resides 105 Carroll 
Street, Paterson, N. J.; journalist and editor; in 1842 
moved to New York City; clerk of the court of com- 
mon pleas, New York City, 1850-61; in 1872 moved 
to Paterson, N. J.; 1872, on the Paterson Daily Guar- 
dian as associate editor; received an academic educa- 
tion in Monmouth (Me.) Academy and in Clermont (0.) 
Academy; in 1850, when 21 years old, established a 
weekly newspaper at Richmond, 0.; in 1852 went to 
New York City; was attached to the editorial staff of 
the New York Atlas, published by his brother; took 
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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 207 

clerk of the trial department of the New York court 
of common pleas; held the place until 1862, then be- 
came chief entry clerk of the naval office of the New 
York Revenue Department, which he held until the 
spring of 1871; in the meantime he kept up his prac- 
tice of journalism and was a writer for, and a con- 
tributor to, several New York daily and weekly jour- 
nals; on the Paterson (N. J.) Daily Guardian for many 
years; in 1888 proprietor of the Repuulican, a large 
paper at Hackensack, N. J.; in 1901 sold this newspa- 
per establishment and retired from business, making 
his home in Paterson, N. J.; a well-known political 
leader in New Jersey, and an influential editor; m., at 
New Richmond, O., Aug. 9, 1853, Louisa Malvena Trem- 
per, b. March 4, 1834; daughter of Johnson Tremper of 
Kingston, N. Y., b. 1809; d. New Richmond, O., and 
Laura Jeffers. 

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(7) Alma Elmira Herrick, b. July 15, 1854; graduated 
from the High School of Jersey City, N. J., 18G8; re- 
sides Auvergue-by-the-sea, Long Island, N. Y.; m., 
Jan. 14, 1874, Henry E. Knight, b. Brooklyn, N. Y.. 
1847; silk commission merchant of New lork City; 
son of Francis E. Knight. 
(8) Edith Herrick Knight, b. Nov. 20, 1875; m., Nov. 

28, 1905, Emerson W. Montrose. 
(8) Frank Robinson Knight, b. Oct. 13, 1877; address, 
592 One Hundred and Fifty-first Street, New York 
City; in silk business with his lather; resides 
Bensonhurst, L. L; m., April 19, 1899, Mary Byrne 
of New York City. 
(9) Henry E. Knight, Jr. 
(9) Frank Robinson Knight. 
(8) Henry Eliott Knight, b. Feb. 7, 1881; unm. ; fruit 
raiser in Porto Rico. 

(7) Mary Herrick, b. Sept. 11, 1856; m., Oct., 1883, Edgar 
L Talman, b. Massachusetts, 1858; he is now super- 
intendent of a silk manufactory at Astoria, L. L 
(8) Louise Herrick Talman, b. Sept. 11, 1856; grad- 
uated from tne New York Training School for 
Teachers, Nov., 1884. 
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(8) Shirley Talinan, h. July, 1890. 
(8) Malcolm H. Talman, b. Aug., 189G. 
***** 
(7) Richard Cummiugs Horrick, b. New York City, July 
13, 1859; resides ludianapolis, Ind.; assistant to 
general manager of Indianapolis Xeics; printer and 
ranchman; has lived New York City, Passaic and 
Jersey City, N. J.; in Colorado towns: Monimet, 
Rockyford, Pueblo. Denver, and in Pasadena, Cal., 
Iron Mountain, Mich., and Indianapolis, Ind.; only 
had primary school education; went into a printing 
office at 12 years of age; m., Sept. 7, 1882, Martha 
Ann Kenyon of Kansas, b. Aug. 11, 1861; daughter 
of John Kenyon and Asenath Wessner. 
(8) Frank Kenyon Herrick, b. Indianapolis, Ind., June 
21, 1883; d. of pneumonia, March 15, 1904; was in 
United States Navy with the Asiatic Squadron; 
was rising rapidly in the navy; graduated from 
high school, 1901; yeoman of the second class in 
the navy. 
(8) Hugh Mulloy Herrick, b. Rockyford, Col., May 8, 
1890; freshman in Indianapolis (Ind.) High 
School, 1906. 

***** 
(7) Carlton Tremper Herrick, b. July 6, 1867; d. Feb. 14, 
1902; unni.; finished his education in the Paterson 
(N. J.) High School and Paterson Classical Insti- 
tute; graduated from College of Ophthalmia in Chi- 
cago; was the leading optician in Paterson, N. J.; 
his office was burned in the great flre at Paterson, 
N. J., and he took cold while searching for a new 
office and died suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia. 
***** 
(5) Priscilla Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., Saturday, May 18, 
1793; d. Mount Hygiene, Clermont County, 0., Sept. 4, 
1874. Of her Mr. Parker Donaldson of Cincinnati, 0., 
gives the following sketch: 

"Priscilla Mulloy early manifested superior powers of 
mind and an unusually resolute, ambitious spirit. We 
learn from some friends of her youth that she was re- 
markably handsome and attractive. Mrs. Abigail Conk- 
lin says she well remembers being told by her mother, in 
her childhood, to get her work done and prepare to 







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meet her haudsome cousin Priscilla. And when she ar- 
rived she remembers looking upon her as a stately, 
beautiful woman. A much more important fact is, that, 
while she was quite young, she made a decision to em- 
brace the religion of Jesus. She frequently and affec- 
tionately spoke of her first pastor, Elder Stinson, and 
of his wife. This wife was a remarkable woman for 
those times. So earnest was she in cooperating in the 
good work of her husband in urging sinners to repent, 
that the deacons of the church felt called upon to admon- 
ish her that she was transcending the bounds of propri- 
ety for a woman by praying and speaking in public. 
Possessing a spirit meek as well as earnest, she re- 
solved to heed the admonition of the brethren. But when she 
came again into the meetings she was so filled with the 
love and spirit of the Master that she could not forbear 
to speak. This seemingly incoherent item is mentioned 
because of its effect on the mind of the young Priscilla 
in that susceptible age. The effect was so great as to 
become in a measure a life-long inspiration to her, and 
for years she has been known to obey religious im- 
pulses in a similar manner. She said that no sermon 
ever seemed to move the people as did the words and 
example of the godly Mrs. Stinson. 

"In her early girlhood Priscilla Mulloy was also deeply 
impressed by an interesting scene which she witnessed. 
It was the baptism of a little friend, Benjamin Ring. 
He was so young and small that Elder Stinson took him 
in his arms, carried him down into the water and bap- 
tized him, and bore him to the shore again in his ex- 
tended arms. Always when she related tnis incident she 
would stand with her arms extended in imitation of the 
elder. No doubt that scene made an impression upon 
her that was never obliterated. At the age of eighteen 
Priscilla was baptized and united with the church. The 
resolution thus to obey her Savior was made at a meet- 
ing held by Elder Stinson at a new barn in the neigh- 
borhood. Among the obstacles, hindrances and crosses, 
which usually beset one's pathway in taking such a step, 
one usually looms up above all others, tier particular 
cross was the supposed opposition of her father. Al- 
though of an age when she could act for herself, yet her 
sense of obligation to her parents induced her to go to 
them and make her wishes known. What was her joyful 

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210 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

surprise to find entire willingness on their part. Her 
father said that he never planned to control his children 
in matters of religion. Thus she began her Christian 
career. 

"Mother Parker, as she was always called in Ohio, did 
not at any time turn away from or neglect religious du- 
ties. But, like many others, for a few years, she seemed 
to have fallen asleep in reference to them. Not having 
brought a church letter with her from the East, she did 
not, for many years, assume any church connection. 
But in the time of great revival from 1836 to 1840, she 
was among the number who were awakened to duty, 
and she united with the Free Baptists at what is now 
called the Lindale, 0., church. From that time, for 
many years, she was remarkably active and zealous in 
her religious duties. No ordinary circumstances, not 
even boisterous winds, nor pelting rains would keep her 
from the meetings of the church. And yet she was often 
heard — more of late years — to deplore her delinquencies 
and lack of faith. She sometimes said, 'I am a natural 
infidel.' Few, if any, were more faithful to convictions 
of truth and duty, or stood forth with moi'e moral cour- 
age to advocate the great principles of practical Chris- 
tianity, even though they were unpopular and persecuted. 
She was impatient of opposition and delay. She was 
early in the anti-slavery cause and continued a zealous 
advocate and worker so long as the institution of slav- 
ery lasted. She once made a pilgrimage into Kentucky, 
calling on her old friends and exhorting them concern- 
ing their sin. She was no less interested in the tem- 
perance cause. Not only did she participate in the 
Temperance Crusade in a quiet way, Init she, in com- 
pany of Dr. Rogers and Mrs. Mary Applegate, made a 
similar crusade. They entered every grocery, dramshop 
and tavern, in New Richmond. O., where drinks were 
sold, and exhorted the proprietors to desist from their 
traffic. They, being American gentlemen, heard the ap- 
peal, and in course of time, though not immediately, 
abandoned the business. Succeeding this, there was a 
time when New Richmond, O., was reported to be the 
most orderly town and to possess the most temperate, in- 
telligent inhabitants of any in that country. When 
David Gibson came to reestablish and extend the whiskey 
business it was a sorrowful day for lovers of Temperance 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 211 

and Sobriety, and to none was it more so tliau to Motlier 
Priscilla Mulloy Parl^er and lier good husband. Both of 
them personally remonstrated with Mr. Gibson, only to 
be repulsed by him with derision. Mother Parker ad- 
dressed letters to him on the subject as long as he would 
take them from the post office and read them. But these 
pungent truths he could not bear, and he finally told her 
he would never read another letter of hers. 

"Mother Parker was in the habit of examining every 
new subject which was brought before the public notice, 
heartily endorsing whatever in hei' judgment seemed to 
contain truth. Among them was Spiritualism. This, 
for a time, drew her away from the ordinary forms of 
religious service and proved a manifest injury to her 
spiritual state. But in the course of time, the Banner 
of Liglif, and such literature, Avas discontinued. The 
Journal and Messenger, and other religious papers, and 
the old Family Bible, were substituted. Her old devo- 
tional spirits and habits returned. Again she frequented 
the House of God and participated earnestly in the 
prayer and social meetings. Often, in the last years of 
her life, she exhorted the young people to espouse the 
religion of Christ. Gospel preaching again had its 
wonted influence over her. As constantly as she was 
able to do so, she attended the ministrations of Elder 
Drinkwater and enjoyed them much, being greatly en- 
couraged and benefitted by them. She often said that 
his Thanksgiving sermons were a comfort to her. In her 
last sickness she often asked for Scripture reading, 
singing, or prayer, at her bedside, and sometimes she 
designated the portion of Scripture which she would like 
to hear. The songs which she chose were chiefly those 
used in the Temperance Crusade. 

"In whatever good she engaged she came as nearly as 
anyone to fulfilling the Scriptures, 'She hath done what 
she could.' 

"Her childish friendship with Benjamin Ring, which 
has already been referred to, ripened in maturer years 
into the pure esteem and affection which can be expe- 
rienced but once. She married this life-long lover, and 
moved to Hallowell, Me., where she spent some of the 
happiest days of her life. In her own narrative she 
says, 'In the early part of the autumn of 1810 we were 
married and I rode home with my young, beautiful hus- 



212 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

band to Hallowell in a chaise. We did not dream that 
any one could have a greater share of happiness than 
had fallen to our lot. The town was beautiful, and the 
society was delightful to nie. Time glided by; all 
things were dressed in golden hues to my enraptured 
vision.' 

"The husband, Benjamin Ring, was a merchant and 
took great pleasure in supplying her with all personal 
household comforts in that cosy, complete, and frugal 
style which comported with that day in our country's 
history. But alas, as the poet has said, sadly, and per- 
haps truly, 'You may suspect some danger nigh when 
you possess delight.' So in a few months this compan- 
ionship came to a sad end. In Dec, 1814, Benjamin Ring 
started for Boston, Mass., to purchase goods for his 
store. The schooner on which he took passage was cap- 
sized in a gale and he, with all the passengers but one, 
were frozen to death. One says, 'The sorrow which then 
began in the heart of the widowed wife never ceased, 
though she bore it all with a wonderful fortitude. I 
once called on her on a gloomy day, the anniversary of 
Mr. Ring's death. She said she had lived all her early 
bereavement over again, as if it had just occuri'ed. But 
her trust was firmly anchored in her Lord.' 

"Tlie only child of her marriage to Mr. Ring was Ben- 
jamin', b. 1814, and d. of fever in Ohio in the winter of 
1815. 

"In 1815, as soon as her affairs could be adjusted after 
the loss of her husband, she started with her infant son 
in her arms, in company with some iriends who were em- 
igrating to Ohio. They came in wagons to the Ohio 
River, and thence down the River on flat boats and 
landed on the Frandon Farm below New Richmond, Ohio. 
Then she was taken to the neighborhood now known as 
Lindale, O., where she was kindly received into the home 
of her cousin, Deacon Andrew Coombs. In that vicinity 
she taught her first school in the West. There, too, she 
was laid low by the malignant fever which prevailed at 
the time in that new country. Her babe was also smit- 
ten. Willie she was still prostrate the dead body of her 
Bennie, beautiful even in death, was brought to her bed- 
side. On her return to health she went to teach in Ken- 
tucky, nearly opposite Point Pleasant, Ohio. She boarded 
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THOMPSON GENExVLOGY. 213 

man of wealth, culture and intelligence. While there she 
became acquainted with her second husband, Rev. Daniel 
Parker, a talented Universalist minister, who was then 
preachin.i? at Point Pleasant, Ohio, Newport, Ky., where 
he lived, and at Cincinnati, O. They were married Oct. 
24, 1816. He was of the sixth generation of his Parker 
line, and was b. Newburyport, Mass., Aug. 7, 1781; d. 
Mount Hygiene, Clermont County, 0., March 22, 1861 
(79y.). When he was six years old he came with his 
parents to western Pennsylvania, and lived there several 
years. The family then moved to southeastern Ohio, 
seven miles north of Pomeroy. 

"During the early years of his ministry he rode on 
horseback through tne wilderness of southern Ohio and 
northern Kentucky. He estnblislied the first Restora- 
tionist Church in Cincinnati, O." 

A good history of the Parker family will be found in 
the appendix to this book, ;ind more records of this noble 
line are being gathered. The pictures of Rev. Daniel 
Parker and his talented wife, Priscilla Mulloy, which are 
here given, are from oil paintings in the possession of 
Mrs. Fannie Currier of Dayton, O. 

Of his first meeting with Priscilla (Mulloy) Ring, Rev. 
Daniel Parker wrote in his nutobiography, "I soon be- 
came convinced that at Inst Providence had led me to 
the person intended for my companion in future life." 
The mutual friend of these lovers, James Kennedy, Esq., 
who was a friend of Robert Burns, gave them a cordial 
invitation to celebrate their wedding at his hospitable 
home in Kentucky., one mile above Point Pleasant, O. 
At the same time Mr. Kennedy's daughter, Florence, 
was to be married to Thomas Girard. sou of General 
Girard, and grandson of Governor Girard of Kentucky. 
The two handsome couples came out together into the 
large "best room," as the parlor was then styled, in the 
midst of a crowd of happy guests. The old Baptist min- 
ister, the Rev. John Stevens, was embarrassed, and be- 
gan to marry Daniel Parker to Florence Kennedy. The 
promptness with which Daniel Parker corrected this 
mistake, contributed much to the praise of him among 
the guests, and not a little to their merriment. Soon 
the happy pairs were seated at the sumptuous table, as 
magnificently furnished as a Kentucky host could have 
done it in those days. Priscilla Parker was sitting as 



214 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

erect as a queen beskie iiei* husl)aud when some one whis- 
pered, but loud enough for her to hear, "She will not al- 
ways sit as straight as she does now," She at once, and 
quietly, resolved that she would sit as then — and main- 
tained her queenly bearing down to her old age. 

A short time previous to his marriage Father Parker, 
as he was always called, was delighted to find that Mr. 
David Moreton was willing to sell the half of his farm 
on which he then resided. This became Mount Hygiene, 
on the Ohio River, near New Richmond, Clermont 
County. This included the sawmill which the Moretons 
had built on Boat Run. Daniel Parker at once secured 
this property, in 1818, and it was their happy home 
through the long years of their married life. There they 
lived in comfort, though they toiled hard to get the farm 
paid for and to procure the means of living. 

Motlier Parker taught several select schools after her 
marriage. She also taught all that she could in her 
home, as the country districts could then afford only a 
few months of school in the winter, and that not of the 
best quality. Mr. John Cooper, who became a merchant 
at Point Pleasant, O., and Mr. David Moreton, were, 
however, fine teachers, whose good influence was long 
felt in that community. 

As their children grew up. Father and Mother Parker 
felt a deepening Interest in the education of tliese dear 
ones. Mother Parker was one day in the company of Mr. 
Cathcart, who was teacher of a select school in Cincin- 
nati, 0. When she lieard him remark that he hoped to 
educate his son and daughter so that they might be able 
to conduct an academy, she was inspired to resolve that 
she would adopt the same plan for her oldest children, 
James and Susanna. As soon, therefore, as they were 
old enough, they were sent to New Richmond, O., where 
they could enjoy advantages superior to those at home. 
Susaima was in the schools of Miss Sarah Ann Molyneaux, 
afterwards Mrs. John Rogers and Mrs. John W. Weekly. 
Besides this. Dr. James T. Johnson, a very intelligent, 
scholarly and putdic-spirited man of that town, gave 
free lectures on English grammar and botany. Mother 
Parker generally attended these lectures with her chil- 
dren, being an enthusiastic lover of these and of other 
sciences, and thus inspired in her children a deep love of 
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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 215 

titteuded. Ammig the pupils were Capt. John Comers 
and wife — then young and single; Mrs. Sarah Walker, 
who became Mrs. Moretou of Marietta. O.; Miss Lydia 
Applegate; Dr. Knox Rotchford, who settled in Alexan- 
dria, Ky., but who was then a student of medicine with 
Dr. John Rogers; and numerous others whose scholarly 
ways and fine characters were of great help to the Par- 
kers and their children. A few years later Rev. James 
Walker, an eminent divhie and author, the pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church in that place, gave a very able and 
instructive course of lectures in geology. And all this 
did much to make the "Golden Age" in New Richmond, 0. 

Finally Mother Parker conceived the idea of erecting 
a school building on the farm in which the older children 
might teach and help educate the younger ones. After 
much deliberation Father Parker acquiesced in the 
plan. Lack of means was the great obstacle. Witli a 
family of ten members to maintain by the proceeds of a 
small farm, and spending much of his time away preach- 
ing for a very meagre remuneration in money, such an 
undertaking was to him almost impossilde. Moreover, 
the principal of the proposed academy was then a youth 
entirely unqualified for such a position. He must be ed- 
ucated by means which were wholly unseen. The pros- 
pect was by no means flattering, and none but an ambi- 
tious and determined spirit would have entertained the 
tnought. But Mother Parker possessed such a spirit, 
while her husband, while slower of decision, and more 
timid of venture, when he had once made up his mind 
to try anything, especially if it involved a duty, or a 
moral principle, was resolute and persevering to execute. 
Father Parker secretly resolved on trying to save fi'om 
his scanty income, by small sums, $200, to begin with. 
He said to himself that if the Lord would enable him to 
do this he would take it is an indication of His favor, 
and venture on. In the course of time he succeeded in 
saving this sum, and it was very interesting to hear him 
tell how the Lord had blessed him in his efforts, throw- 
ing into his hands here a little and there a little, through 
unexpected channels, in several cases for ministerial 
services for which, before that, he had seldom received 
any compensation. 

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216 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

spirit of prayer and consecration. In the meantime the 
teacher was away at school trying to acquire the neces- 
sary qualifications for the responsible position. Mother 
Parker's heart rejoiced when she beheld the darling ob- 
ject of her desire and long expectation in operation. 
Never for a moment in its history did her interest in its 
prosperity abate, nor her watchfulness wane. All the 
examinations, exhibitions, social meetings, reunions, etc., 
especially the lyceuni meetings, have witnessed the fer- 
vor of her zeal and the intense delight which she always 
took in the culture and development of the youthful 
mind and heart. No entertainment seemed to give her 
so much pleasure as the literary and religious exercises 
in which the students were engaged, and in which she al- 
ways participated when she was able, either by reading 
from her prose or poetic writings, or selections, or in 
the way of debate or criticism. 

Father Parker, though equally interested in the his- 
tory at heart iu the estalilishment and prosperity of Cler- 
mont Academy, was nevertheless always ready to rec- 
ognize his wife as the leading spirit in its incipieucy. 
On one occasion, at the close of one of the annual ex- 
hibitions, he was making some remarks, reciting some of 
the history of the school, and relating some of the labors 
and anxieties connected with its history, and also speak- 
ing his gratitude and gratification in tne good results 
already realized. Dr. Nathaniel Culver of Cincinnati 
was present. When Father Parker had done speaking, 
the doctor said in substance: "That is just such a his- 
tory as a woman would instigate. Now tell me, was not 
your wife the prime mover in this enterprise?" There- 
upon Father Parker, with his characteristic candor, re- 
plied, "Yes, she was;" so cheerfully giving up to her a 
large meed of praise. 

Mother Parker once wrote thus of the school: '"It was 
in the summer of 181G that my late husband. Rev. Daniel 
Parker, came riding down the Franklin Road, passing by 
what has since become the Browning farm. As he ap- 
proached the descent of the hill, in full view of the Ohio 
River, and of the hills beyond, clothed in the rich foliage 
of an unbroken Kentucky forest — the beautiful expanded 
area before him combined the grand and the picturesque 
—he contemplated the extended prospect with delight, 
while a halo seemed to his iuipressable imagination to 




Clermont Academy. 




Clermont Academy, and Bock Ro-w, in which roomed students from a distance. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 217 

be spread over all. The full moon was rising, clothing 
all objects with her chastening light. Then, as he 
slowly descended tne hill to Boat Run, his contemplative 
mind pictured that here was the theatre for good from 
which should spread illuminations in some, to him, inex- 
plicable way, connected with his destiny. Never having 
been in the spot before, he gave himself up to those 
happy hallucinations, and in a joyous state of mind ap- 
proached the dwelling of his old friend, David Moretou, 
and his good lady, who lived on tne first elevation from 
the river, now known as Mount Hygiene. He had 
known the Moretons in Pennsylvania. He soon made ar- 
rangements to buy land of the Moretons." 

Years after the above was written by Mother Par- 
ker, and a few years after her death, an additional inci- 
dent came from the lips of an eye witness, Mr. James 
Ferguson. Father Parker, when he came into full view 
■of the lovely hills and valleys, was so deeply impressed 
by the scene that he halted, alighted from his liorse, and 
knelt in prayer in the quiet, near the roadside. He 
prayed that in this vicinity, in due time, there might 
be founded some institution of instruction for the i)eople. 
This was before he owned any of the laud, or knew that 
he was to own any. He knelt there alone in the woods — 
yet not akme! The Master was near and heard his 
prayer, and in process of time answered it by giving the 
Clermont Academy. He was not alone in another sense, 
for the farmer boy passing that way saw the worshipper 
and heard part of the prayer. He was awe-struck by 
the scene, walked softly, looked and listened as he 
walked, gazed upon the beautiful, earnest face of the 
stranger and passed on. When the boy had grown to be 
a gray-haired man, he attended one of the exhibitions of 
Clermont Academy and related this touching incident, 
which was still so vivid in his memory. 

Thus was established the Clermont Academy, which 
for many jears continued its blessed work which is so 
well remembered by the many pupils scattered so widely 
over the world. On the death of its first principal, 
James Kennedy Parker, the school was discontinued. 
The Ijuildings were sold a few years ago to a Presby- 
terian Society to be used as a Vacation Home for work- 
ing girls. 

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218 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(6) James Kennedy Parker, b. Clermontville, 0., Sept. 22, 
1817; d. June 14, 1894. The mother gave Him, and her 
other children, careful educational training at home. 
When not six years old he was a pupil of Mr. David 
Moreton. Under John Cooper, later on, he not only 
studied the common school branches, but trigonometry 
and bookkeeping in the log cabin schoolhouses of those 
times. As soon as he and his sisrer Susanna were old 
enough they were sent to New Richmond, 0., where 
they could enjoy superior educational advantages. He 
was under the fine training of Rev. Charles Swain, 
Clement Pierce, Rev. Josiah Denham, Rev. Mr. Blake- 
ley and others In the school of Mr. John W. Wheeler, 
on the closing day of school, July 4, 1839, James K. 
Parker made his first public address. He studied in 
South Hanover Presbyterian College, near Madison, 
Ind., entering May, 1835 ; entered Pleasant Hill Acad- 
emy, near Cincinnati, O., May, 1839; he had some fine 
training in the Lebanon (O.) Normal School; he was 
a scholar of great ability and untiring industry. In 
1839 he l>ecame principal of Clermont Academy; he 
continued in that position until 1892, except sixteen 
months which he spent in Wilberforce University, 
Green County, 0. He was familiarly known through- 
out a large section of the country as "Teacher Par- 
ker," and his work was of tlie most careful and endur- 
ing character. M., Dee. 25, 1842, Sarah Preston Ba- 
ker, b. Georgetown, O., Dec. 6, 1823; d. New Richmond, 
0., May 8, 1901; studied at Clermont Academy and Leb- 
anon (0.) Normal School; daughter of James O. Baker, 
b. Maryland and d. Clermontville, 0., summer of 1859; 
ne resided in several Ohio towns; millwright and house 
l)uilder; m. Henrietta Hermason, b. West Hartford, 
Conn., and d. New Richmond, 0. 

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(7) Charlotte Frances Parker, b. Mount Hygiene, 0., Dee. 
23, 1844; resides 71 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, O.; 
graduated at Clermont Academy, June, 1863; also 
from Young Ladies' Institute, Granville, O., June, 
186G; school teaelier and music teacher; m., in 
Lowell, Mass., Dec. 25, 1867, Rev. Charles Warren 
Currier, b. Lowell, Mass., Dec. 22, 1842; d. Winfield, 
Kan., April 17, 1889; Baptist clergyman; son of Seth 




Tames Kennedy Parker, Principal of Clermont Academy. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 219 

Currier and Sarah Johnson; he studied in Clermont 
Academy and Dennison University, Granville, O.; 
ordained at Xenia, O., Jan., 1S79. 
(8) Bertha Vaughn Currier, b. Mount Hygiene, O., May 
28, 1872; now a teacher in the public schools at 
Martin's Ferry, O.; she studied in Clermont Acad- 
emy, Durion University and mie summer in the 
Chicago (111.) Normal School; diploma in the 
English department of Shepardson College, Gran- 
ville, O.; taught Ave years at Now Richmond, O.; 
principal of Antioch College one year, and taught 
rhetoric; a very successful student and teacher. 
<8) Edith Henrietta Currier, b. Clermont, 0., Dec. 10, 
1875; resides Dayton, O. ; graduated from Wooster 
High School, 1893; graduated from Musical Con- 
servatory of Shepardson College, Granville, 0., 
1897, in piano training; organ player and piano 
teacher in Dayton, 0., from fall of 1897 to spring 
of 1903; m., Nov. 6, 1902, David Crebs, b. June 3, 
187G; graduated from Dayton (0.) High School, 
1895 ; Rose Technical Institute. Tnd.. 1899 ; su- 
perintendent and chemist of the Beaver Soap 
Works, Dayton, O.; sou of John A. Crebs and 
Hattie Beaver. 
(8) Helen .Tohnson Currier, b. Xenia, 0., Aug. 24, 1880; 
resides Dayton, O.; stenographer and clerk in 
Miami Building and Loan Association; graduated 
from New Richmond (O. ) Higli school, and from 
Miami Business College (Dayton, 0.), 1901. 

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(7) Charles Mason Parker, b. Mount Hygiene, O., March 
15, 1847; d. Dec. 4, 1878; attorney-at-law; studied at 
Clermont Academy and Dennison University, Gran- 
ville, O. 

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(7) Sarah Haseltine Parker, b. Clermontville, O., Sept. 7, 
1854; resides 205 East Burke Street, Martinsburg, 
W. Va.; graduated fi'om Clermont Academy, 1876; 
m., Dec. 25, 1883, David H. Stuckey, b. near Mar- 
tinsburg, W. Va., Sept. 5, 1852; son of Daniel Stuckey 
and Elizabeth Grantham; deputy sheriff. 



220 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Alan Kent Stuckey, b. Mount Hygiene, 0., Sept. 11, 
1885; resides 301 Delaware Avenue, N. E., Wash- 
ington, D. C; civil engineei-. 



(7) Eva Parker, b. Mount Hygiene. O.. March 29, 1860; re- 
sides Martin's Ferry, W. Va.; graduated from Cler- 
mont Academy, 1880; m., July 7, 1881, Rev. Edward 
Andrew Read, b. Norton, Mass., April 27, 1852; Bap- 
tist minister; graduated from Colby (Me.) Univer- 
sity, 1875; Newton (Mass.) Theological Seminary, 
1878; son of Rev. William Read and Susan Austin. 
(8) Austin Parker Read, b. Clermoutville, 0., .June 24, 

1887. 
(S) Mason Kent Read, b. Wauseon, Fulton County, O., 
March 12, 1891. 



(7) Dr. James Kennedy Parker, b. Wauseon, 0., April 6, 
1862; d. Denver, Col., Sept. 29, 1889; studied at Cler- 
mont Academy and Mianu Medical College with Doc- 
tor Scudder; m., June 9, 1889, Ella Carey Smith, b. 
Dec, 1861; no children. 
(6) Susanna Everts Parker, b. Mount Hygiene. O.. April 28, 
1819; d. Penmaen, New Richmond, 0., March 5, 1890; 
she and her Ijrother James were sent to New Richmond, 
0., to school; she studied in the school of Miss Sarah 
Ann Molyneaux, wlio became Mrs. Doctor Rogers; also 
in the school of Mrs. John J. A. Weakley; she was also 
under tlie influence of the lectures of Dr. James T. 
Johnson, a very intelligent, scholarly and public-spir- 
ited man, who gave free lectures on English and bot- 
any; m., Aug. 31, 1827, Thomas Donaldson, b. London, 
Eng., Nov. 27, 1805; d. Penmaen, New Richmond, 0., 
Jan. 27, 1894; soon after his marriage he bought a 
tract of land, then covered with forest, and made it into 
a fine farm; his daughter, Mrs. Elvira Barkley, re- 
sides on this old homestead; he was a man of many 
noble qualities. 

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(7) Emily Hough Donaldson, b. Mount Hygiene, O., Jan. 
7, 1838; d. Penmaen, O.. Feb. 19, 1884; m., Oct. 2, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 221 

1883, Frederick Kellogg Gilette, b. Sept. 27, 1844; 
resides Station A., Bellingham, Washington; no chil- 
dren. 

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(7) Anna Priscilla Donaldson, h. Penmaen, 0., Dec. 15, 
1839; d. Nov. 5, 18G2; unm. 

(7) Christian Donaldson, b. Penniacn, O.. Feb. 22, 1842; 
d. May 29, 18G4; shot near Acworth, Ga., while on 
duty in the Federal Army. 

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(7) Howard Gay Donaldson, b. Penmaen, O., June 14, 1844; 
d. Dec. 24, 1874. 

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(7) Mary Jane Donaldson, b. Penmaen, O., Oct. 12, 1846; 
d. Kellogg, la., Dec. 28, 1880; m., at Penmaen, Dec. 
22, 1872, Cyrus M. Paul. 
(8) Two children; d. in infancy. 

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(7) Elvira Herrick Donaldson, b. Penmaen, O., Jan. 18, 
1849; resides New Richmond, 0.; graduated from 
Clermont (0.) Academy, June 26, 1868; m. Jan. 29, 
1896, John Spencer Barkley, b. Clermontville, 0., Oct. 
4, 1852; farmer; attended public schools and Cler- 
mont Academy; no children. (He is the third gen- 
eration of Barkleys: James Barkley', b. Dec. 6, 1796; 
d. Nov. 1, 1830; of German parentage; moved from 
Pennsylvania to Clermont County, O., about 1811, and 
lived in the Boat Run neighborhood; m. Elizabeth 
Carter, b. July 9, 1801; William G. Barkley=, b. May 
27, 1820; Catherine E. Barkley-, b. Jan. 3, 1822; 
Ferry H. Barkley^, b. April 30, 1824; Rebecca E. 
Barcley=, b. April 9, 1826; Henry Carter Barkley=, b. 
Dec. 2, 1827; d. Nov. 12, 1890; m. (first), March 27, 
1850, Barbara Jane Clark, b. April 21, 1832; d. Oct. 
13, 1867; m. (second), Melissa Bucknam, b. June 30, 
1840. Children of first wife: John Spencer Barkley^ 
b. Oct. 4, 1852; Maria Belle Barkley^ b. Aug. 26, 1857; 
d. Sept. 17, 1858; Mary Ida Barkley^ b. May 24, 1860; 
Mary Jane Barkley^ b. Dec. 16, 1863; Ella Carter 
Barkley^ b. March 19, 1867; d. 1869. Children of 
second wife: George Curtis Barkley^ b. July 17, 1871; 



222 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

d. Feb. 16, 1897; Clarence Tell Barkley^ b. July 30, 
1876. James M. Barkley^, b. Jan. 24, 1831; d. Sept. 
4, 1851.) 

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(7) Jessie Donaldson, b. Penniaen, O., Sept. 2, 1851; d. 
July 14, 1877; studied in Clermont Academy; m., 
June 18, 1870, Thomas Winflekl South; resided Ta- 
cony and Philadelphia, Pa. 
(8) Mamie Ditsou South, b. Dec. 5, 1874; d. Philadel- 
phia, Pa., Oct., 1880. 

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(7) Parker Donaldson, b. Pomnaen, 0., Feb. 13, 1800; grad- 
uated from Clermont Academy; United States En- 
gineer's office, room 405, Cincinnati, O. 
(6) Dr. William Tell Parker, b. Mount Hygiene, O., May 18, 
1821; d. Tracy City, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1876; m. (first), 
Oct. 10, 1859, Ann Denman, b. Erie County, 0., Aug. 
27, 1826; d. Henry County, O., Oct. 10, 1849; studied 
at Clermont Academy, Carey Academy (afterwards 
known as College Hill, Cincinnati, 0.); studied medi- 
cine in the office of Dr. W. P. Kincaid at Neville,. 
0., at the same time teaching in that town; 
attended the full course of lectures at Eclectic 
Medical College, Cincinnati, O., graduating in 1847; he 
began the practice of medicine at Birmingham, O., but 
left in two months for the California gold fields, where 
he remained two years, at Marysville, etc.; returned to 
Birmingham; resided on a farm in Henry County and 
in 1869 went to Tracy City, Tenn.; m. (second), at 
Sandusky, O., Dec. 23, 1860, Sarah Maria Aumond, b. 
Feb. 11, 1839; she resides 522 West Fourth Avenue, 
Denver, Col. 

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Children of first wife: 

(7) Frederick Donaldson Parker, b. Clermont County, O., 
Sept. 1, 1850; resides 1716 Marion Street, Denver, 
Col.; graduated from Prof. Job Fish's Select High 
School, Birmingham, 0., and Clermont Academy; 
has lived in Ohio towns: Birmingham, Norwalk, 
Akron, and in Tracy City, Tenn., Des Moines, la.. 




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etc.; real estate dealer; m., May 27, 1S79, Frances E. 
Pritchard, b. Des Moines, la., Nov. 27, 1858; grad- 
uated from Des Moines High School, June 9, 1876; 
daughter of George A. Pritchard and Jennie E. 
Freese. 
(8) Bertha Marguerite Parker, b. Denver, Col., July 2, 

1880; d. Feb. 15, 1887. 
(8) Clara Leslie Parker, b. Denver, May 23, 1884; d. 

Feb. 15, 1887. 
(8) Freda May Parker, b. Denver. May 28, 1887; grad- 
uated from East Denver High School, 1905; post 
graduate course at same high school and manual 
training high school, 1906; employed in an archi- 
tect's office. 
(8) Bernice Fay Parker, b. Denver, May 28, 1887; grad- 
uated from same schools as her sister; in real es- 
tate office with her father. 
(8) Jean Parker, b. Denver, May 15, 1889; senior in East 

Denver High School. 
(8) Fern Parker, b. Victor, Col., Sept. 8, 1895; also a 
diligent student. 

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(7) Anna Marinda Parker, b. Birmingham, Erie County, 
O., Jan. 12, 1855; d. Greeuridge, Mo., Aug. 12, 1879; 
lived Tracy County, Tonn., Munroe, Mich.; m., Jan. 
24, 1878, Robert B. Buchans, b. Kingston, Ulster 
County, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1853; graduated at Oberliu 
(0.) College; merchant; he resides Saugerties, Ul- 
ster County, N. Y. ; son of James A, Buchans and 
Hester A. Van Wagoner; no children. 

Child of second wife: 

(7) Wilhelmina (Minna) Maria Parker, b. Birmingham, 
O., Feb. 4, 1863; studied in Tracy City (Tenn.) 
schools and at Clermont Academy; m., Feb. 16, 
1886, Isaac Rudolph Miller, b. New Albany, Floyd 
Countj', Ind., June 27, 1856; carpenter in the employ 
of the Union Pacific Railroad Company; son of 
Hamlin Rudolph Miller and Elizabeth H. Neat of 
New Albany, Ind.; no children. 
(6) Dr. Charles Coleman Parker, b. Mount Hygiene, O., Sept. 
12, 1823; d. Jan. 12, 1906; physician and surgeon; re- 
sided for many years at Fayette, la.; educated in the 



224 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

schools of his neighborhood and in Carey's Academy, 
near Cincinnati, O.; attended Cincinnati (O.) Medi- 
cal College and graduated from Starling's Medical Col- 
lege, Columbus, O., 1850; in the latter college he oc- 
cupied for awhile the chair of demonstration of anat- 
omy; m., Oct. 4, 1853, Sarah Maria Lakin, b. April 8, 
1829; d. Fayette, la., Dec. 5, 1888; daughter of William 

P. Lakin and Sarah ; she studied in Clermont 

Academy. "On account of her gentle Christian ways 
she left a precious memory in the community where 
she lived." 

"In 1855 Dr. Parker, desiring a wider field of lal)or, 
went on horseback from Louisville, Ky., and decided 
to build his home at Fayette, la. The natural beauty 
of the place attracted him, and its oeing the seat of 
Upper Iowa University. This was a struggling school 
to be helped. For awhile he lectured, there on chem- 
istry and anatomy without any nope of pecuniary re- 
ward. For 45 years he was a trustee of this school, 
aiding its growth with a zeal, enthusiasm and single- 
ness of purpose." 

The funeral sermon was by Rev. J. L. Paine, and 
was published by request and widely and eagerly read. 
It was from the verse which he thought most nearly 
described the doctor's loving, earnest life. "Ye are 
our epistle, written in our hearts, and known and 
read of all men." The following are among some of 
the glowing tributes: 

"Fifty years ago last December I was teaching in the 
log school house which stood in the grove hard by the 
residence of Brother James Robertson, who was one 
of the directors. According to the custom of that day, 
the teacher 'boarded round,' and the Robertson home 
was my first place of entertainment. Dr. Parker and 
his excellent wife had just arrived, and were staying 
with Brother Robertson until their own house could be 
occupied. Amid the freedom of frontier conditions, a 
week under the same roof furnished an excellent op- 
portunity for intimate acquaintance. I recognized at 
once the princely character of the man, and his gen- 
erous nature seemed to reach out and embrace me, and 
we wei*e close friends at once and ever after. 

"Dr. Parker's devotion to his wife attracted my at- 
tioned and won my admiration from the first. Every 




' Penmaren." the home of Thomas Donaldson. 




Thomas Donaldson in sitting-room at " Penmaren." in his eighty-sixth year. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 225 

degree of tenderness, every measure of affection, was 
manifest and shown, not by sentimental words, but by 
kindliest action. He was a lover to the last — dignified, 
but informal, chivalrous and sincere. 

"As children came to bless the home the same traits 
were prominent. Their physical, moral and intel- 
lectual well-being were carefully guarded, and no out- 
side interest, however pressing, was permitted to come 
between him and his family. 

"But his solicitude for his family did not stop with 
them; it reached out to all his acquaintances, and es- 
pecially to those to whom he ministered profession- 
ally. He did not choose his profession merely as a 
means of worldly gain and promotion, but as offering 
him the best field in which to exercise his God-given 
talents and by that exercise to bless humanity. He felt 
tnat, having entered this work, responsibility was laid 
upon him by the Almighty, from which he did not wish 
nor dare to flinch. Wherever there was a wail of dis- 
tress, brought to his ear, be it from hovel or palace, 
with promise of reward or without hope of emolument, 
by night or by day, in heat or cold, there lay his path 
of duty and he faltered not. 

"1 see him now, as memory's picture brings before 
me those early days, sitting on his little brown mare, 
plunging into the oncoming darkness, out onto the un- 
fenced and almost trackless prairie. The cry of the 
afflicted was to him the cry of God. Kindness was in 
the very warp and woof of liis being, and extended to 
all animals as well as to men. 

"Dr. Parker was eminently industrious. He seemed 
to act upon the conviction that he was debited with 
. sixty minutes of each waking hour, and for each 
minute thus debited he sought to show a corresponding 
credit of something worthy accomplished. One day 
I entered his office and said, 'Dr., if you are not busy, 
I wish you would look at my arm, though if you are in 
a hurry I can come in again.' With the trace of a 
smile coming over his usually grave countenance, he 
replied, 'I am always busy, but never in a hurry.' It 
was the key to his busy life and shows how he was able 
to accomplish so much. 

"While carrying a large practice, he found time to 
study and keep abreast with the very front of his pro- 

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226 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

fession, taking part in public enterprises, mingling- 
largely in social life, and cultivating, chiefly with his 
own hands, vegetable and flower gardens which were 
the pride and admiration of the city. He once said, 
'I never allow a weed to go to seed in my garden.' 

"With him a dollar given to better the condition of 
a fellow being, or a call made to relieve human suffer- 
ing, though it brought no moneyed return, was not 
deemed lost. It was so much laid up. He preferred to 
suffer inconvenience himself rather than to distress 
another. I remember in a time of great stringency, I 
was talking with him al>out his financial affairs. He was 
in need df money, and I said to him, 'You have a large 
amount on your books — why not urge collections more 
vigorously? Your accounts are good, are they not?' 
And I shall never forget his grave, earnest look; half 
reproach, half sympathy, as he said, 'Yes, they are 
nearly all good, sometime, and I am urging those who 
are in circumstances to pay to do so now. But most of 
them are very hard pushed just now. I went to them 
to relieve their suffering, and I cannot bring myself to 
distress them again unless I am in great personal 
need.' 

"And so when it was said, 'Dr. Parker is dead,' many 
said with trembling voice and moistened eye, 'Oh, dear 
old Dr. Parker!' He was thus rich in the truest riches. 
And the memory of his noble deeds will never fade 
away." 

Many other noble tributes were given by those who 
had long known Doctor Parker. Dr. J. W. McLean 
said, "He passed from the ranks of living members of 
his profession without an enemy, bearing with him the 
confidence, esteem and love of all who knew him. 
From an intimate professional association with him of 
more than twenty years, I can say that I never knew 
a more noble, pure-minded, unselfish, conscientious 
physician than he. Anywhere and everywhere among 
his professional brethren, or at the bedside of the 
sick, he was always the courteous, sympathetic, Chris- 
tian gentleman." 

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(7) "William Lakin Parker, b. Point Pleasant, 0., Feb. 5, 
1855; d. Sept. 15, 1855. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 227 

(7) Rev. Daniel Mason Parker, b. Fayette, la., Oct. 29, 
1856; resides New Hampton, la.; Methodist Episco- 
pal minister; graduated from Upper Iowa Univer- 
sity, Fayette, la., 1879; preacliing points: Lansing, 
la., 1880-83; New Hampton, la., 1884-87; Grafton, 
N. D., 1887-88: Jamestown, N. D., 1888-89; Hawley 
Circuit. la., 1889-90; Waucoma, la., 1890-93; Nora 
Springs, la., 1893-97; Hawkeye, la., 1898-99; Wau- 
coma, la., 1899-1900; Postville, la., 1900-02; New 
Hampton, la., 1902-'0G; m., Jan. 21, 1887, Sarah Em- 
eline McDonald, b. Dundee, 111., 1869; daughter of 
Rol)ert P. McDonald and Kate Sherman. 
(8) Charles Sherman Parker, b. Grafton, N. D., Feb. 17, 

1888. 
(8) Sarah Blythe Parker, b. New Hampton, la., Nov. 22. 

1897. 
(8) Laurice Daniel Parker, b. Postville, la., July 16', 
1902. 

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(7) Charles Lucius Parker, b. Fayette, la., Aug. 1, 1859; 
address, 209-210 Globe Block, Seattle, Wash.; attor- 
ney-at-law; graduated from Upper Iowa University, 
Fayette, la., 1881; law department, Unlvei-sity of 
Michigan, 1894; resided as follows: Fayette, la., un- 
til 1880; West Union, la., 1880-'82; Bathgate, N. D.. 
1882-'89; Ann Arbor, Mich., 1893-'94; moved to Seat- 
tle, Wash., 1894; m., at Decorah, la., Aug. 20, 1884, 
Violet Truman, b. July 5, 1857; studied at Upper 
Iowa University, Fayette, la.; daughter of Thomas 
Truman and Elizabeth Boyles; no children. 

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***** 

(7) Sarah Prlscllla Parker, b. Fayette, la., April 27, 1863; 
d. Feb. 6, 1870. 

***** 
***** 

(7) Carrie Ritchy Parker, b. Fayette, la., Oct. 29, 1865; 
d. Aug. 21, 1880. 

***** 

(7) Dr. James Donaldson Parker, b. Fayette, la., Feb. 11, 
1868; doctor and surgeon; resides Fayette, la.; grad- 
uated Upper Iowa University, Fayette, la., 1889; Uul- 



228 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

versity of Michigau, 1892; m., Aug. 23, 1892, Nellie 
R. Klemme, b. Howard County, la., Mtirch 10, 1871; 
graduated from Upper Iowa University, 1890; daugh- 
ter of William H. Klemme and Mary A. Bolles. 
(8) Hugh Klemme Parker, b. April 11, 1894. 
(8) Dorothy Lakin Parker, b. March 28, 1896. 
(8) Eleanor Bolles Parker, b. Oct. 31, 1905. 
(6) Daniel Mulloy Parker; b. Montgomery, O., Nov. 23, 1825; 
d. Franklin, 0., Aug. 3, 1878; attended Clermont (0.) 
Academy; teacher and farmer; m., Dec. 25, 1856, 
Harriet Cook, b. Franklin, O., Nov. 16, 1826; resides 
Pueblo, Col.; educated in the public schools and Cler- 
mont (O.) Academy; daughter of William Cook, b. 
Pennsylvania, Aug. 25, 1799; d. April 10, 1877; farmer; 
and Sophia Inloes, b. Maryland, April 11, 1807; d. Feb. 
16, 1884; daughter of William Inloes and Elizabeth 
Petticourt. 

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(7) Josephine Parker, b. Mount Hygiene. O., June 1, 1859; 
attended the public schools and took a partial course 
at Parker's Academy, Clernicmt, O.; taught five years 
/ in the public schools of Clermont County, 0.; five 

years in Manitou Springs, Col., and ten years in Pue- 
blo, Col.; unni. 
(6) Mason Doane Parker, b. Clermont County, 0., March 17, 
1828; d. Cincinnati, O., March 29, 1865; studied in Cler- 
mont Academy; resided Cincinnati, O.; teacher and 
superintendent of public schools; ni., July 24, 1856, 
Lucy E. Herron, b. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 24, 1831; d. 
Nov. 30, 1898; graduated at Cincinnati (O.) Wesleyan 
College, 1848; daughter of Joseph Herron and Eliza- 
beth Rogers. 
(7) Lucie Mason Parker, b. Cincinnati, O., July 6, 1857 
(resided Washington, D. C); graduated from 
Wesleyan College for Women, Cincinnati, 1875; from 
Dayton (0.) Normal School, 1877; taught, Monnett 
Hall, Ohio Wesleyan University, fall of 1875-76; Cin- ■ 
cinnati Wesleyan College, 1878-79; Chickering Insti- 
tute for Boys, Cincinnati, O., 1879-80; Nashville Col- 
lege for Young Ladies, 1886-'S9; Mount Vernon Sem- 
inary, Washington, D. C, 1889-'94; Central High 
School, Washington, D. C, 1894-1905; m., Nov. 15, 
1905, Earl Cranston, b. Athens, O., June 27, 1840; 
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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 229 

elected bishop of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1896; 
entered the ministry, 1867; pastor and presiding 
elder until 1884; pul)lishing agent, 1884-'96; served 
in Civil War as private, orderly sergeant, first lieu- 
tenant, adjutant and captain; son of Earl Cranston 
and Jane Montgomery; no children. 

H; * * * * 

(7) Lillie Rogers Parker, b. Cincinnati, O., Aug. 22, 1861; 
d. April 19, 1862. 
1 6) Eben Armstrong Parker, b. Mount Hygiene, O., Jan. 27, 
1831; d. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 12, 1898; attorney-at- 
law; m., July 24, 1860, Elizabeth Rebecca Barkley, b. 
Laurel, O., Feb. 26, 1837; d. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 
22, 1898. 

* *^ * * * 

(7) Mattie Maria Parker, b. Milford, 0., Aug. 8, 1861; 
graduated at Indianapolis (Ind.) High School, 1880; 
resides Franklin, O.; m., July 18, 1883. Samuel Alva 
Wilson, 1). Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind., May 28, 
1851; real estate and insurance busines.«; son of 

William Wilson and Jane . 

(8) Julia Lyle Wilson, b. Franklin, Ind., Feb. 26, 1884; 

in Franklin College in 1906. 
(8) Elizabeth Jane Wilson, b. June 16, 1886; in Frank- 
lin College in 1906. 
(8) Ida Maria Wilson, b. May 31, 1890; in Franklin High 

School in 1906. 
(8) Parker Jones Wilson, b. Oct. 28, 1894. 

(7) Barkley Parker, b. Nov. 5, 1865; resides 114 North 
Street, Indianapolis, Ind.; unm. 

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(7) Sarah Belle Parker, b. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 25, 

1867; resides with her brother, 114 North Street, 

Indianapolis, Ind.; unm. 

(6) Mary Priscilla Parker, b. Mount Hygiene, O., March 3, 

1837; d. Cincinnati, O., Oct. 16, 1880; m., June 25, 1860, 

George B. Nichols, b. Clermont, O., Oct. 7, 1835. 

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(7) Edwin True Nichols, b. Terrace Park, O., Dec. 18, 
1867; m., June 23, 1897, Henrietta R. Danks, b. Cin- 
cinnati, O., Feb. 27, 1875. 
(8) Ruth Nichols, b. July 7, 1898. 



230 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(5) Martha Mulloy, b. Litchfield, Me., Feb. 20, 1796; d. Friday, 
Jan. 2, 1857; buried in Concord Cemetery. 

"Martha Mulloy went to Ohio with her brother Thomas. 
She was a woman of wonderful fortitude and practica- 
bility. She and her brother, Thomas Mulloy, were pos- 
sessed of strong: intellectual faculties and deep religious 
convictions. They were soon leaders in society and the 
church." 

Mrs. Abby C. Hitch, Catawlta, Pendleton county, Ky., 
says: "She died trustins; in her Savior. The night be- 
fore her spirit left the body she insisted that all of ns 
who were watching by her bed should lie down, for she 
wanted to be alone with the angels. We did not sleep. 
For some time we could hear her whispering as if she 
were in conversation or prayer. Then she took a cougn- 
ing spell. In the morning she passed away to her Heav- 
enly home." 

M., Nov. 28, 1820, William Bacon Sherwin, b. near Wa- 
terville. Me., July 13, 179G; d. Thursday, Nov. 30, 1887 j 
he conducted a cooperage Inisiness in connection with 
his farming; he lived near Point Pleasant, O., until long 
after the birth of Gen. U. S. Grant, with whose parents the 
Sherwins were Intimately connected; before the Civil 
War the Sherwins moved to Kentucky and located on 
the banks of the Licking River, about thirty miles from 
Cincinnati, 0.; William Sherwin was the son of Elnathan 
Sherwin and Abigail Bacon, who lived near Waterville, 
Me.; the brothers and sisters of W. B. Sherwin were: 
Josiah Sherwin; Sophia Sherwin, who m. Mr. Belknap 
and lived near Waterville, Me.; Charlotte Sherwin, who 
m. Mr. Cathcart and lived in Dayton, O.; Caroline Sher- 
win, who m. Mr. Reddington; Nancy T. Sherwin, who m. 
Lee Thompson and lives at Point Pleasant, O.; Elbridge 
Torry Sherwin, who m. Mary Ann Debrular and lived at 
Point Pleasant, O.; most of these Sherwins came to Ohio 
about the time the Mulloys moved there; the parents are 
buried on the home place; Elnathan Sherwin was in the 
Revolutionary War, near Canada. 
(6) Justice Mulloy Sherwin, b. Nov. 13, 1821; d. Aug. 17, 

1843. 
(6) James Leander Cathcart Sherwin, b. Sept. 10, 1825; re- 
sides Bishop, Cal.; he went to California in March, 
1859; he went by ship to the Isthmus of Panama and 
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vessel; he made money enough to return home for his 
wife; they made the journey to California over the 
plains in wagons, and were six months on the way; 
they had many hardships and had many dangers from 
the Indians; but they kept on their way with sturdy 
zeal. Doctor Carr and his wife, Nancy Sherwin, went 
with them; Mr. Sherwin was a cooper by trade; in 
California he was engaged in prospecting- and farming; 
m.. Dee. 16, 1858, Nannie E. Colvin, b. four miles from 
Falmouth, Ky., Sept. 21, 1833; d. May 5, 1905; she 
taught school for five years and was very successful; 
daughter of Birkett Colvin and Nancy Minor. 
(7) Lilly May Sherwin, b. Ophir, Nev., May 17, 1863; re- 
sides 2240 Rose Street, Berkley. Cal.; m. (first), Feb. 
18, 1885, Robert Frederic Brooks, b. New York City, 
May 21, 1836; deceased; studied in high school of 
Bishop, Cal.; merchant; m. (second), C. C. Radcliffe; 
deceased. 
Children of first husband: 

(8) Blanche Edna Brooks, b. July 19, 1884; a teacher 

for two years at Bishop, Cal. 
(8) Frederic Sherwin Brooks, b. Sept. 21, 1885; helps 

his mother in her store. 
(8) Floyd Clenlon Brooks, b. Feb. 21, 1887. 
(7) Nannie Minor Sherwin, b. Nevada, July 31, 1865; re- 
sides Round Valley, Inyo County, Cal.; studied in 
Round Valley and Bishop (Cal.) schools; m., Feb. 
18, 1885, John Prince Smith, b. June 24, 1861; 
farmer. 
(8) Grace Birdena Smith, b. Oct. 26, 1886; educated in 
Round Valley and Bishop (Cal.) schools and the 
Union High School. 
(8) Russel Colvin Smith, b. Jime 28, 1889. 
(8) Henry Foster Smith, b. April 8, 1891. 
<8) Esther Marion Smith, b. July 29, 1893. 
(8) Birkett Smith, b. Feb. 14, 1896. 
(8) Blanche Minor Smith, b. Aug. 24, 1899. 
(8) Prince Lyle Smith, b. March 13, 1904. 
(7) Martha Katherine Sherwin, b. Round Valley, Cal., Feb. 
11, 1867; studied in Round Valley and Bishop (Cal.) 
schools. 
(7) Grace Sherwin, b. Round Valley, Cal., Dec. 25, 1869; 
resides Round Valley, Cal.; studied in Round Valley 
schools and in Inyo Academy; m., Dec. 29, 1887, Isaac 
Foster Smith, b. Oct. 26, 1856; farmer. 



232 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Ella May Smith, b. Dec. 25, 1888. 

(8) Deborah B. Smith, b. Sept. 28, 1890. 

(8) Walter Smith, b. Feb. 3, 1892. 

(8) Isaac Foster Smith, b. Nov. 26, 1897. 

(8) Grace Elizabeth Smith, b. Oct. 11, 1898. 

(8) Arthur Smith, b. April 21, 1901. 

(8) Laura Smith, b. March 4, 1903. 
(7) Birkett Ehiathan Sherwin, b. Round Valley, Cal., April 
21, 1871; resides 2240 Rose Street, Berkley, Cal.; civil 
and mining engineer; attended Round "Valley schools 
and graduated from Inyo Academy May 17, 1893; 
m., Jan. 20, 1900, Christine Gregory, b. Bodie, Cal., 
Feb. 18, 1880; educated in Bodie schools and Stock- 
ton (Cal.) business college; daughter of Nathan 
Gregory and Katherine Cook. 

(8) Marvin Birkett Sherwin, b. Aug. 28, 1901. 

(8) Vernon Gregory Sherwin, b. Sept. 21, 1905. 
(7) James William Sherwin, b. Sept. 24, 1875; resides Bo- 
die, Cal.; educated in Round Valley schools and 
Inyo Academy; civil and mining engineer; m. Idella 
Gregory. 

(8) Guinevere Sherwin, b. Sept. 11, 1901. 

(8) Dorothy Sherwin, b. June 28, 1906. 

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(6) Nancy Thompson Sherwin, b. Feb. 29, 1827; d. Peach 
Grove, Ky., Jan. 11, 1879; lived Kentucky, Iowa and 
California; m., Oct. 22, 1845, Dr. Lancelot Carr, b. 
Ohio, Feb. 2, 1819; d. Peach Grove, Ky., April 10, 1887; 
parents were of Baltimore, Md. 

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(7) Charley Edwin Carr, b. Oct. 16, 1848; resides Emerson, 
Iowa; plasterer and brick layer; m. Sadie Sheldon 
of Emerson, la. 
(8) Florence Carr, b. Dec. 8, 1874; resides Mitchellville, 

la.; m. Walter Sharp. 
(8) Rose Myrtie Carr, b. Aug. 2, 1877; d. Sept. 8, 1878. 
(8) Byron Lancelot Carr, b. June 11, 1882. 
(8) Hazel Nell Carr, b. Sept. 13, 1891. 

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(7) Lizzie Carr, b. Dec. 19, 1849; d. Peach Grove, Ky., July 
5, 1882; m., in Ames, la., Sept. 16, 1869, W. J. Bundy. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 233 

(8) Harry E. Bundy, b. Emerson, la., Nov. 20, 1870; m. 
Mabel Naiigbt of Bakersville, Cal. 
(9) J. Harold Bundy, b. Santa Anna, Cal., April 18, 

1902. 
(9) Em?ry^Bundy, b. Santa Anna. Cal., "S^u-ltl P, »^C»7' 
(8) Nellie Bundy, b. Emerson, la., Feb. 28, 1872; d. May 
29, 1890. 

***** 
* * * * * 

(7) Nannie Carr, b. Flamertown, Ky., Oct. 21, 1853; resides 
Quincy, Plumas County, Cal.; educated in the public 
schools and Girls' Seminary, Ames, la.; m., at Ames, 
la.. May 17, 1870, Henry White, b. Bridgenorth, Eng., 
March 8, 1837; educated ia the common schools; 
miner and farmer; son of John B. White. 
(8) Nellie Maude White, b. Quincy, Cal., July 21, 1871; 
resides Quincy, Cal.; m., Dec. 12, 1896, Clarence 
Gilbert Weldon, b. near Quincy, Cal., June 18, 
1869; educated in the country schools; son of Allen 
John Weldon and Lucina Morey. 
(9) Clarence Sherwin Weldon, b. May 31, 1903. 
(9) William Weldon, b. Aug. 15, 1904. 
(8) Harold J. White, b. Quincy, Cal., June 15, 1882; re- 
sides Quincy, Cal.; graduated from State Normal 
School and now a student in University of Nevada; 
studying to be a sculptor. 

***** 

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(7) James William Carr, b. Nelson Point, Cal., Dec. 27, 
1860; d. Aug. 7, 1863. 

***** 
***** 

(7) Martha Ellen Carr, b. Nelson Point, Cal., Oct. 20, 1865; 
resides Elsinore, Cal.; graduated from Clermont (O.) 
Academy, June 23, 1883; has lived Emerson, la., 
Ames, la., Tustin, Cal., Corona,. Cal., Elsinore, Cal.; 
m., at Tustin, Cal., July 31, 1895, Ralph Lewis Eddy, 
b. Bay City, Mich., April 5, 1867; educated in Tustin 
(Cal.) public schools; blacksmith; son of Samuel 
Eddy and Sarah A. Hutchinson. 

(8) Harry Sherwin Eddy, b. Tustin, Cal., April 5, 1897. 

(8) Sara Eddy, b. Tustin, Cal., Oct. 7, 1898. 



234 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(6) Willinm Thomns Sherwin, b. Aug. 12, 1830; went to Cal- 
ifornia in 1859; unm. 

***** 

(6) Abigail Charlotte Sherwin, b. April 26, 1832; resides 
Catawba, Pendleton County, Ky.; went to Kentucky in 
1844; educated in Point Pleasant (O.) schools and Cler- 
mont Academy; m., July 2, 1849, Robert Hamilton 
Hitch, b. Poplar Grove, Ky., Feb. 26, 1815; d. Aug. 23, 
1877; studied in Ash Run schoolhouse, made of logs 
and with split logs for l)enches; farmer; in the Civil 
AVar he was a faithful Union man; he was o^' a very 
honest, industrious family; his father, Joseph Hitch, 
d. Sept. 26, 1847; m. Sarah Muir, b. April 22, 1782; d. 
June 17, 1852; he moved from Maryland to Kentucky 
in 1808; he settled at Poplar Grove, about five miles 
from Falmouth, Ky.; Robert Hamilton Hitch was the 
youngest son and so inherited the old farm. 
***** 
(7) William Shakespeare Hitch, b. Sept. 9, 1850; resides 
Catawba, Ky.; studied in Ash Run schoolhouse; 
farmer; m., March 6, 1872, Catherine Brown Crosier, 
b. Nicholsville, Jessamine County, Ky., Feb. 18, 1845; 
studied in Danville, Ky.; son of David Crosier and 
Margaret Crisman. 
(8) Agnes Hitch, b. Feb. 20, 1875; d. Jan. 6, 1896. 
(8) Walter Clark Hitch, b. May 1, 1877; d. Dec, 1895. 
(8) Mal)el Abigail Hitch, b. Feb. 8, ]880. 
***** 
(7) Martha Muir Hitch, b. March 2, 1853; studied in Ash 
Run schoolhouse; resides Falmouth, Ky., R. F. D. 
No. 1; m., March 10, 1870, Henry Sanford Marshall, 
b. Pendleton County, Ky., Jan. 10, 1840; educated in 
Ash Run schools; merchant. 
(8) Edward Lee Marshall, b. Catawba,' Ky., Dec. 6, 1870; 

d. Berry, Harrison County, Ky., Oct. 20, 1890. 
(8) Charlie Randolph Marshall, b. Aug. 26, 1871; unm. 
(8) Charlotte O'Neal Marshall, b. Sept 27, 1877; unm. 
***** 

(7) James Henry Hitch, b. Hitch homestead, Sept. 7. 1855; 
studied in Ash Run schoolhouse; address, 12 West 
Third Street, Covington, Ky. ; foreman in steel con- 
struction works; m., Sept. 4, 1877, Malvina Fitslan 
Sullivan, b. Rock Springs, Ky., Nov. 6, 1851; edu- 



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235 



cated in Midway (Ky.) school; daughter of Austin 
Wells Sullivan and Perlina Norris. 
(8) Helen Hitch, b. Dec. 31, 1879; unm. 
(8) Louise Hitch, b. Dec. 24, 1S83; educated in Falmouth 

(Ky.) schools; unm. 
(8) Susannah Hitch, b. Feb. 21, 1893; educated in Cov- 
ington schools. 

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(7) Chilcarra Stewart Hitch, b. Poplar Grove, Ky., April 

13, 1858; studied in Concord (Lewis County, Ky.) 

schools; address, Falmouth, Ky., R. F. D. No. 1; m., 

Dec. 22, 1880, Harden Ellis, b. Pendleton County, 

Ky., Oct. 23, 1S5G; studied in Lovejoy (Ky.) schools; 

farmer; son of James Ellis and Sarah Isabella 

Beckett. 

(8) Sarah Abbelyn Ellis, b. Oct. G, 1881; educated in 

Pleasant Hill school; m., Oct. 19, 1904, Albert 

Perley Owen; son of Robert Walter Owen and 

Theresa Mains. 

(8) Edith Marie Ellis, b. July 30, 1883; educated in 

Pleasant Hill school. 
(8) Robert James Ellis, b. Aug. 19, 1884; educated in 

Pleasant Hill school. 
(8) Faye Josephine Ellis; b. Nov. 11, 1891; educated in 

Pleasant Hill school. 
(8) Hilton Hayden Ellis, b. July 26, 1895. 

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(7) Susanna Jane Hitch, b. Poplar Grove, Ky., Jan. 23, 
1861; d. Aug. 5, 1897; educated in Ash Run school; 
m., Feb. 25, 1880, Richard Stewart; taught school in 
Florida; no children. 

H: * * * * 

(7) Thomas T. Hitch, b. Poplar Grove, Ky., Aug. 11, 1863; 
educated in Concoi'd (Ky.) schools; farmer; address, 
Catawba, Ky.; m., April 4, 1903, Nora Del Redmbn, b. 
Mount Auburn, Ky., Sept. 7, 1881 ; educated in Irving 
schoolhouse; daughter of Nathan Redmon and Lu- 
cinda B. Baxter. 

(8) Georgia Lallas Hitch; d. at two years of age. 

(8) Alice May Hitch, b. June 24, 1906; d. Nov., 1906. 

***** 

(7) Mary Ruby Hitch, b. Feb. 1, 1866; studied in schools 
of Concord and Butler County Academy; address. 



236 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Falmouth, Ky.; m., Oct. 29, 1S90, George Lawrence 
Myers, b. near Felicity, 0., 1854; educated in the 
stone schoolhouse, Clermont County, O.; machinist, 
carpenter and millwright; son of David Myers and 
Belinda Howell. 
(8) Harry Sherwin Myers, b. March 20, 1892. 

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(7) Nalbro O'Neal Hitch, b. Pendleton County, Ky., April 
24, 1869; educated in Concord district schools; re- 
sides 1811 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, O.; pipe fit- 
ter; a member of the official l)oard of McKendree 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, 0.; m. 
(first), July 3, 1892, Tillie Florence Hart, b. Pendle- 
ton, Ky.. Sept. 7, 1SG4; d. Jan. 14, 1898; educated in 
Lovejoy district school; daughter of John M. Hart 
and Marenda Hendricks; m. (second), Sept. 12, 1901, 
May Hanson Simmons, b. Newport, Ky., May 5, 1873; 
educated in the Fourtli District School of Cincinnati, 
O. : daughter of Benjamin H. Simmons and Cordelia 
Kelsey. 

Child of first wife: 

(8) Ethel Marenda Hitch, b. June 29, 1893. 

Child of second wife: 

(8) Mildred Kelsey Hitch, b. Jan. 18, 1903. 

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(7) Annie Sherwin Hitch, b. Jan. 5, 1871; d. Sept. 11, 1896; 
educated in Concord (Ky.) schools; m.. Oft. 5, 1892, 
James Fields, b. Concord, Ky., March 23, 1868; edu- 
cated in Concord schools; farmer; son of Newton 
Fields and Emily Hitch; resides Falmouth, Ky., 
K. F. D. No. 1. 
(8) Bernard Hitch Fields, b. Sept. 20, 1894. 
(8) Charlotte Emily Fields, b. July 7, 1896; d. Sept. 21, 
1896. 

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(7) Robert Hugh Hitch, b. Poplar Grove, Ky., March 14, 
1873; educated in Concord (Ky. ) schools; farmer; 
resides Catawba, Pendleton County, Ky.; num. 

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(7) Arthur Eugene Hitch, b. Poplar Grove, Ky., Feb. 25, 
1876; studied in Concord schools; resides 2212 Eastern 
Avenue, Cincinnati, 0.; steel worker; m., June 18, 
1903, Fannie M. Oatley, b. Batavia, O., July 8, 1875; 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. .^6 t 

daughter of Luther Oatley and Sarah B. Perkins; 
no children. 
(6) Susanna PrisciUa Sherwin, b. n(^ar Point Pleasant, 0., 
Sept. IG, 1834; d. March 9, 188G; in 1844, with her par- 
ents she moved to near Boston Station, Pendleton 
County, K.V.; studied at Parker's Academy, Clermont 
County, 0.; ni.. May 10, 1855, Thomas Cass Houston, 
h. March 23, 1829; fanner; son of James Houston 
and Amanda Cawden. 
(7) James William Houston, b. April 24, 1856; d. April 6, 

1863. 
(7) Walter Augustus Houston, o. Jan. 23, 1858; address, 
Boston Station, Ky.; farmer; m., Nov. 16, 1880, Mar- 
garet Elizabeth Rush, b. March 20, 1859; daughter 
of Daniel Rush and Martha McKee. 
(8) Anna Grace Houston, b. Feb. 21, 1882; m., April 8, 
1903, Cassie Elbert Barnhill; d. April 11, 1905. 
(9) Willard Roy Barnhill, b. Sept. 26, 1904; d. Nov. 
25, 1905. 
(8) Lizzie Louise Houston, b. Jan. 2, 1890. 
(7) Charles Mulloy Houston, b. June 3, 1860; grnduated 
from College of the Bible of Kentucky University, 
June, 1892; he is a Christian minister at Rosehill, 
Madison County, Ky.; m., April 19, 1900, Rebecca 
Frances Troynham, b. Jan. 4, 1875; daughter of 
Thomas B. T. and Sallie Frances Lawson; these par- 
ents were of Halifax County, Va. 
(8) Charles Walker Houston, b. Madison County, Va., 

March 15, 1901. 
(8) Lucy Lawson Houston, b. Madison County, Va., 
March 16, 1904. 
(7) Nancy Ann 'Houston, b. Oct. 19, 1862; m., Nov., 1884, 
Alva Milton Mulloy, b. Clei'uiont County, 0., Aug. 1, 
1859; lived as a fai'mer in Pendleton County, Ky.; 
son of Isaac Mulloy and Elizabeth Aultman; lesides 
Butler. Ky., R. F. D. 
(8) Haseltine Lee Mulloy, b. July 10, 1886. 
(8) Hugh Houston Mulloy, b. June 23, 1890. 
(8) Mary Susanna Mulloy, b. Nov. 7, 1895. 
(7) Robert Marion Houston, b. Oct. 31, 1864; in 1900 he 
moved from Kentucky to Oklahoma and took his 
family there in 1901; farmer in Grear County; m.. 
Dee. 28, 1892, Minnie Alice Northcutt; daughter of 
Uriah Milton Northcutt and Elizabeth A. Kendive. 
(8) Shirley Thomas Houston, b. Nov. 11, 1893. 



238 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Osla Northcutt Houston, b. Dec. 3, 1894. 
(8) Susanna Elizabeth Houston, b. Dee. 7, 1898. 
(8) Daniel Robert Houston, b. Oct. 8, 1905. 
(7) Martha Pepper Houston, b. Jan. 4, 1867; m., Jan. 23, 
1887, William Grant Frazer, b. Aug. 12, 1863; son of 
Alfred Frazer and Melissa Hitch; he and his family- 
were born and raised in Pendleton County, Ky.; lo- 
cated in Falmouth, where he is an undertaker and 
sells furniture; after awhile he sold monuments, 
tombstones and musical instruments; address, Fal- 
mouth, Ky. 
(8) Charles Roy Frazer, b. April 11, 1888. 
(8) Cecil Priscilla Frazer, b. March 26, 1891. 
(8) Mildred Virgiline Frazer, b. July 19, 1899. 
(8) Alma Louise Frazer, b. Nov. 16, 1900. 
(7) Leona Priscilla Houston, b. Feb. 2. 1869; d. Oct. 24, 
1900; m., Oct. 19, 1892, George Herman Schubert, b. 
March 24. 1865 ; son of Fridelleu S. and Susannah 
Lancha; parents of Germany; after his wife's death 
Mr. Schubert went from Pendleton County, Ky., t» 
Oklahoma, where he m. again; lives near Hammon, 
Custer County; is farming and carpentering; took 
his children there in 1904. 
(8) Frederic Sherwin Schubert, b. Aug. 30, 1893. 
(8) Carra Christianna Schubert, b. Dec. 20, 1895. 
(8) Walter Alton Schubert, b. Jan. 6, 1898. 
(8) Charlottie Gertrude Schubert, b. Nov. 27, 1899. 
(7) Nellie M. Houston, b. Aujr. 20, 1871: m., Dec. 23, 1891, 
George Pribble, b. Feb. 5, 1868; son of John M. Frib- 
ble and Martha Lancaster; address, Boston Station, 
Ky. 
(S) Charles Francis Pribble, b. Feb. 15, 1893. 
(8) Lulu Florence Pribble, b. Aug. 8, 1895. 
(8) Burkett Lee Pribble, b. Aug. 19, 1900. 
(8) Hallie Maude Pribble, b. April 18, 1905. 
(7) Joseph Carr Houston, b. Aug. 23, 1873; d. Dec. 21, 

1874. 
(7) Mary Abigail Houston, b. Jan. 1, 1876; d. Jan. G, 1876. 
(7) Thomas Allen Houston, b. Nov. 29, 1878; teacher in 
Dayton, 0. 
(6) Hugh Elnathan Sherwin, b. Dec. 3, 1836; d. March 22, 
1857. "He went to California with, his brothers and 
died among strangers." 




Thomas Mulloy, born May 14. 1798; died May 3. 1863. 
(From a daguerreotype picture of 1854.) 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 239- 

(5) Thomas Mulloy. b. Litchfield, Me., Monday, May 14, 1798; 
d. Moscow, Clermont County, O., May 3. 1863. He came 
to Ohio and became one of the leading farmers in the 
section of Ohio where he lived; resided a short time at 
Boat Run, O.; also a short time at Cincinnati, 0.; then 
in Nicholsville, Clermont County, O., until 1859; then 
moved to near Moscow, Clermont County, O. ; besides 
farming he operated a sawmill and chair factory for 
six or seven years at Nicholsville, O., a quarter of a 
mile from town; m. (first), July 29, 1824, Susannah 
Moreton, b. March 12, 1805; d. May 9, 1840; studied 
in Pennsylvania schools; daughter of Isaac Moi'etou 
and Jane McCully; m. (second), March 28, 1841, Su- 
sannah Rogers, b. Stepstone, Montgomery County, Ky., 
March 17, 1812; d. Aug. 12, 1901; buried in the Ridge 
Cemetery, Fremont, Neb.; daughter of John Rogers, who 
lived on a farm about ten miles from Laurel, O.; he was 
a px'ominent citizen, justice of the peace, auctioneer, offi- 
cer in the militia, etc.; he m. Elizabeth Gustin, descended 
from an old English family, and reared in Lexington, 
Ky.; d. April G, 1866; they, like many others, bought 
land and paid for it; then a claimant appeared; some 
thus abandoned their land, but tlie Rogers family paid 
for their land a second time; this trouble was caused by 
the different surveys overlapping. 

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Children of first wife: 

(6) David Mulloy, b. Clermontville, 0., June 21, 1825; d. 
Aviston, Clinton County, 111., Aug. 20, 1854; studied at 
Parker's Academy, Clermont County, O., and at Eclec- 
tic Medical College, Cincinnati, 0. "He became an 
eminent physician; he first settled in Milwaukee, Wis., 
and then went to northern Illinois, where he died." 
M., April 11, 1849, at Milwaukee, Wis., Elizabeth Agnes 
Cecilia Burke, b. Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 25, 1823; d. 
Sept. 11, 1895; daughter of William Burke and Mary 
Ann Eagan. 

(7) Susanna Theresa Mulloy, b. Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 29, 
1850; m., at Richmond, Ind., Dec. 24, 1873, William 
H. Middleton. 
(8) Walter Guy Middleton, b. 1874; graduated from 
Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.; studied at Ar- 
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240 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

neering department of Twin City Telephone Com- 
pany, Minneapolis, Minn. 
(8) Joseph Burke Middletou, b. 1880; in telephone work 

in Seattle, Wash. 
(8) Elizabeth Alice Middleton, b. 1883; at present taking 

a master's degree in University of Minnesota. 
(8) Donald Rich Middleton, b. 1885; in telephone work 
in Seattle, "Wash. 
(6) Hugh Mulloy, b. Dec. 19, 1827; d. Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 
25, 1850; studied in Parker's Academy, Clermontville, 
O., and at Eclectic Medical College, Cincinnati, O.; 
physician; resided Milwaukee, Wis.; unm. 
(6) Isaac Mulloy, b. Cincinnati, O., June 26, 1830; resides 
Butler, Ky., R. F. D.; farmer; studied in district 
schools; m. Jennie Aultman, who d. July 8, 1863; 
daughter of Daniel Aultman and Ann Boggers. 
***** 
(7) Alva Milton Mulloy, b near Bethel, 0., Aug. 1, 1860; 
farmer in Pendleton County, Ky.; m., Nov., 1884, 
Nancy Ann Houston, b. Oct. 19, 1862. (See records 
of family, page 237.) 

***** 
(7) Wilbur Mulloy; killed by lightning. 

***** 

(7) Frank Mulloy, resides Boston Station, Ky. 
(8) Two children. 
(6) Moreton Mulloy, b. Clermontville, O., July 29, 1832; d. 
June 29, 1904; studied in Parker's Academy; lived in 
Ohio at Clermontville, Nicholsville and Madisonvllle; 
teacher and farmer; m., April 20, 1854, Hannah Fitz- 
patrick, b. Madisonvllle, O., Oct. 23, 1833; d. July 27, 
1898. 

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(7) Dr. Thomas Benton Mulloy, b. July 20, 1855; resides 
Newtown, O. 

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(7) Charles Moreton Mulloy, b. Nov. 1, 1856; d. Feb. 27, 
1860. 

(7) Laura May Mulloy, b. Jan. 13, 1860; resides Madison- 
vllle, 0.; m., Dec. 28, 1892, Chas. Atchley. 



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(7) Sou, b. Aug. 30, 1861; d. Sept. 18, 1861. 

***** 
(7) William T. Mulloy, b. Aug. 12, 1863; cavpeuter at 
Madisonville, O.; m., Feb. 18, 1887, Permelia Helt- 
mau. 
(7) Lettie Kate Mulloy, b. Jau. 12, 1865; resides Ciucin- 
uati, 0.; ui., Dec. 28, 1888, Chas. Heltmau. 
***** 
(7) Miunie Sue Mulloy, b. Nov. 7, 18G6; d. Sept. 15, ±868. 

***** 
(7) Lida Luella Mulloy, b. Sept. 6, 1869. 
***** 
(6) William Mulloy, b. Boat Ruu, O., Nov. 8, 1835; resides 
Bethel, O. ; studied in Moore's district school, Monroe 
Township, O., and at Clermont Academy; farmer; m., 
June 23, 1857, Phoelte Ann Hardy Crane, b. June 
30, 1836; daughter of Oliver Crane and Eliza West. 
(7) Alfred J. Mulloy, b. May 4, 1858. 
(7) Thomas Oliver Mulloy, b. Nov. 23, 1860. 
(7) Eva May Mulloy, b. July 23, 18G5. 
(7) Mina Moreton Mulloy, b. Nov. 1, 1868. 
(7) Jimmie Claud Mulloy, b. May 23, 1874. 
(7) Maggie Luella Mulloy, b. April 30, 1878. 
(6) Susannah Mulloy, b. Boat Run, now Clermontville, 0., 
Dec. 1, 1838 ; resides Madisonville, O. ; educated in com- 
mon schools and Parker's Academy; m., Feb. 22, 1859, 
William Boggers Aultman, b. Bethel, O., Sept. 20, 1828; 
d. July 9, 1898; studied in country schools; carpenter; 
son of Daniel Aultman and Ann Boggers. 
***** 
(7) Ida May Aultman,- b. Nov. 22, 1859; d. Dec. 10, 1862, at 
Nicholsville, O. 

***** 

(7) Cassius Mulloy Aultman, b. Jan. 20, 1861; resides Mad- 
isonville, O.; cabinet maker; m., Oct. 8, 1885, Ella A. 
Griffin of Rushville, Ind., b. Columbus, Ind., July 6, 
1862; educated in the Rushville (Ind.) schools; 
daughter of Jesse R. Griffin and Mary E. Johnson; 
their three children were educated in the schools of 
Rushville, Ind., and Madisonville, 0. 

(8) Roy C. Aultman, b. July 26, 1886. 

(8) Hazel Lynn Aultman, b. June 24, 1892. 

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242 THOMPSON genealogy. 

(8) Helen Aultman, b. April 25, 1894. 

(7) Ebeu Lee Aultman, b. Nicholsville, 0., Jan. 22, 1864; 
resides Cincinnati, O.; educated in country schools 
and Normal Univei'sity at Lebanon, O.; employed in 
' raih'oad freight department; m., Feb. 21, 1903, Cora 

Settles Ward, b. Madisonville, 0., Oct. 25, 1872; a 
'■ high school graduate; daughter of Luke M. Ward 

and Caroline Settles. 

***** 

(7) Bornice Aultman, b. Nicholsville, 0., Dec. 18, 1879; 
clerk in Madisonville, 0. 

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Children of second wife: 

(6) John Rogers Mulloy, b. near Nicholsville, Clermont 
County, O., April 22, 1842; d. Fremont, Neb., Oct. 28, 
1877; in the spring of 1863 he moved to Colorado; in 
1865 went to Nebraska; in 1868 he moved to Dodge 
County, Neb.; taught school in Ohio and Nebraska; he 
was candidate for county superintendent of public in- 
struction in the fall of 1877; studied in Clermont (0.) 
Academy; farmer for some years; m., at Jamestown, 
Neb., Sept. 22, 1875, Aim Catherine Watt, b. Rebe, 
Denmark, Aug. 10, 1857; she came to America with her 
, P parents when she was about two years old; she moved 

to Fremont, Neb., with her parents in 18G5; graduated 
from the high and normal schools; studied and taught 
music; has played the church organ with great skill 
for over thirty years; she is now organist of All 
Saints Church, Seattle, Wash.; i-esides 4335 Eastern 
Avenue, Seattle, Wash.; daughter of Soren Mason 
Watt and Anna Marie Shon; the wife d. at 28 years of 
age, leaving three children, and after three years Mr. 
Watt married a second time. 

(The widow of John Rogers Mulloy m. [second], at 
Fremont, Neb., in St. James Episcopal Church, June 28, 
1893, Edward J. Seykora of Norrh Bend, Neb., b. Iowa 
City, La., Dec. 25, 1863; at the age of 14 years he was 
apprenticed to a druggist and has been in that line of 
work ever since; in South Omaha, Neb., under the firm 
name of E. J. Seykora & Ci>.; was in North Bend, Neb., 
1899, and in Seattle, Wash., 1904; his family moved 
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THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 243 

riage: Anna Marie Seykora, h. South Omaha, Neb., 
April 9, 1891; Ethel Elizabeth Seykora, b. South 
Omaha, Neb., May 31, 1892; John Edward Seykora, b. 
South Omaha, Neb., Feb. 8, 1894; Frederic Watt Sey- 
kora, b. South Omaha, Neb., March 26, 1897.) 

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(7) Edwin Mason Mulloy, b. Jamestown, Neb., Jan. 12, 
1877; resides Chicago, 111.; stenographer and book- 
keeper. As his father died when he was nine mouths 
old he was brought up among his mother's people; 
graduated from the country district school, 1892 ; 
commercial department of the Fremont (Neb.) Nor- 
mal School, 1894; lived on a farm near Fremont, 
Neb., until 1899; in Chicago until March, 1902; in 
New York City until Aug., 1902; in Chicago since 
then; now a traveling salesman and general office 
man, with Hine-Watt Manufacturing Company; m., 
June 27, 1906, Carrie Mattie Anderson, b. Jamestown, 
Neb., Nov. 10, 1878; graduated from country school, 
1894, and from Fremont (Neb.) Normal School, 
teachers' course, 1898; scientific course, 1903; peda- 
gogy course, 1903; daughter of Nels S. Anderson and 
Laura Miller. 

(6) James Guston Mulloy, b. near Nicholsville, Clermont 
County, O., Jan. 28, 1845; resides Fremont, Neb.; edu- 
cated in the district schools of Clermont County, O.; 
lived at Batavia, O., from March, 1862, to May, 1863, 
then near Moscow, O. ; in March, 1870, moved to Ames, 
Dodge County, Neb., and has lived there ever since; 
farmer; m., in Omaha, Neb., March 16, 1871, Mary 
Eliza Norris, b. Laurel, Clermont County, O., Sept. 12, 
1844; educated in the public schools; daughter of John 
Norris and Harriet Uling. 

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(7) Nannie Mulloy, b. Ames, Neb., Dec. 16, 1871; resides 
Somers Avenue and Thirteenth Street., Fremont, 
Neb.; educated in tlie common schools and at Fre- 
mont Normal College; was a most successful teacher 
for eight years; m.. May 20, 3 896, Milton Asbury 
Mark, b. Marion County, la., May 10, 1860; educated 



244 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

in country schools and Fremont (Neb.) Business Col- 
lege; carpenter; son of John A. Mark and Mary- 
West. 
(8) Marie Alta Mark, b. Fremont, Neb.. .June 22. 1903. 
***** 

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'(7) Charles William Mulloy, b. Ames, Neb., Feb. 24, 1874; 
educated in country schools of Ames and Riverside, 
Neb., Freniont Business College and State Uni- 
versity at Lincoln, Neb.; resides Somers Avenue 
and Twelfth Street, Fremont, Neb.; letter carrier; 
m., June 26, 1900, Harriet May Horton, b. Centerville, 
Neb., Sept. 8, 1872; educated in the schools of 
Ridgely, North Bend, Neb., and Central and high 
schools of Fremont, Neb; daughter of George Horton, 
who resides in Oregon, and Jerusha King, who d. 
Dec, 1877. 

(8) Caroline Marie Mulloy, b. March 13, 1901. 

(8) Hugh William Mulloy, b. Feb. 20, 1904. 

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(7) Hugh Clarence Mulloy, b. Ames, Neb., May 12, 1877; 
accidentally killed by the discharge of a gun July 1, 
1899; educated in Fremont schools and Fremont Nor- 
mal College. 

***** 

(7) Susanna Elizabeth Mulloy, b. Ames, Neb., Dec. 18,1880; 
studied in Riverside District School No. 53, Dodge 
County, Neb., and in Fremont (Neb.) High School; 
resides 3224 Orchard Street, Lincoln, Neb.; m., Sept. 
27, 1905, Percel Lyman Baldwin, b. David City, Neb., 
Aug. 7, 187G; educated in David City schools and 
Fremont (Neb.) Normal College; employed in the 
dairy department of the state farm; son of Charles 
Biles Baldwin and Sarah Whitmore Lyman. 

***** 

***** 

(7) John Rogers Mulloy, b. Ames, Neb., March 4, 1882; re- 
sides Fremont, Neb.; educated in Fremont Normal 
Business College and Nebraska State Agricultural 
School; he has taken charge of his father's home 
farm, about four miles west of Fremont, Neb.; m., in 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 245 

Omaliii, Neb., April 30, 190G, Lucile Vavra, b. Schuy- 
lei-, Neb., Oct., 1883; graduated from Fremont, (Neb.) 
Normal Business College; daughter of Adolph Vavra, 
who d. March 16, 1902, and of Marie Peshek, who re- 
sides Schuyler, Neb. 

***** 

<6) Elizabeth Priscilla Mulloy, b. Nicholsville, O., March 28, 
1847; resides South Omaha, Neb.; lived Nicholsville 
and Moscow, 0.', Fremont, North Bend and South 
Omaha, Neb., Champaign, 111.; edlicated in the schools 
of Nicholsville, O., and Clermont Academy; m., near 
Moscow, O., Nov. 19, 18G7, Albert Dawson of Moscow, 
O., b. near New Richmond, O., Dec. 18, 1844; d. Sept. 
14, 1896 (51y., 8m., 26d.) ; educated in Franklin and 
Moscow (O.) schools and Clermont Academy; farmer; 
son of Joseph Dawson and Sarah Boss Gates. 



(7) Owen Everett Dawson, b. Dec. 18, 1868; d. March 5, 
1871 (2y., 5m., 15d.). 



(7) Clarence Lester Dawson, b. March 1, 1870; d. Dec. 14, 
1874 (4y., 9m., 13d.). 

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<7) Mattie Elvira Dawson, b. Dec. 20, 1871, near Moscow, 
O.; educated in the schools of Dodge County, Neb., 
Champaign, 111., Kearney, Neb., etc.; resides Ogal- 
lala. Neb.; m., in Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 28, 1894, John 
Levi Wells, b. Clark County, 111., Aug. 21, 1869; 
farmer and ranchman; son of J. B. Sidney Wells and 
Elizabeth Cox. 
(8) Elizabeth Wells, b. and d. Sept. 17, 1895. 
(8) Ralph Sidney Wells, b. March 23, 1897; educated in 

the schools of Keith County, Neb. 
(8) John Lawrence Wells, b. Dec. 3, 1900. 
(8) Albert Beekworth Wells, b. July 19, 1903. 

***** * 

***** 

<7) Jesse Thomas Dawson, b. Jan. 28, 1874; resides South 
Omaha, Neb.; lauudryman; studied In schools of 



246 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Kearney, Neb.; m., Oct. 25, 1902, Ella Belle Bill- 
ings, b. Ashland, Neb., Oct. 25, 1875; studied in Ash- 
land schools; children of wife's first husband: 
James Henry, Hattie Olive, Ethel Eula, Mary Nettie. 



(7) JoseiJh Alvah Dawson, b. Jan. 26, 1877; studied in 
Champaign (111.) schools; resides South Omaha, 
Neb.; brick and stone mason; m., July 11, 1900, Leah 
Mary Hoenstine, b. May 22, 1881; educated in schools 
of Rollersville, O., and Louisville, Neb.; daughter of 
Zeigler Hoenstine and Hattie M. Robert. 
(8) Vera Allyn Dawson, b. Oct. 4, 1902. 
(8) Myrtle Priscilla Dawson, b. June 6, 1905. 

(7) Asa Dawson, b. Jan. 25, 1880; d. Jan. 30, 1880. 

(7) Claude Sylvauus Dawson, b. Dee. 16, 1881; resides 

Ogallala, Neb.; studied in schools of Champaign, 

111., etc. 
(7) Osia Myrtle Dawson, b. July 15, 1884; resides South 

Omaha, Neb. ; studied in schools of Kearney and 

Louisville, Neb. 
(7) Gracie Dawson, b. March 22, 1889; d. March 24, 1889. 
(7) Susannah Mulloy Dawson, b. May 16, 1891; resides 

South Omaha, Neb. 

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(6) Elvira Herrick Mulloy, b. near Nicholsville, O., March 
29, 1849; d. Dodge County, Neb., May 19, 1899; studied 
in common schools and Clermont Academy; lived Mos- 
cow, O.; moved to Dodge County, Neb., spring of 1870; 
thence to Ames and near North Bend, Neb.; m., March 
12, 1872, Alonzo Parrish, b. Tuscarawus County, 0.; 
in Aug., 1844, moved to Iowa with his parents, when 
quite a small boy; served three or four years in the 
Civil "War in an Iowa City regiment; resides Oklahoma. 

***** 
***** 

(7) Musetta Idunia Parrish, b. Monday, June 9, 1872, in 
the country at Dodge County, Neb.; resides Web- 
ster, Neb.; address, R. F. D., Scribner, Neb.; studied 
in North Bend (Neb.) schools; m., Wednesday, Feb. 
27, 1895, Christopher Andrews, b. Christiania, Nor- 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 247 

way, Oct. 3, 1869; came to America when 13 years 
olfl; blacksmith; children all born in Webster, 
Dodge County, Neb. 
(8) Forrest Leroy Andrews, b. Monday, Feb. 8, 1896. 
(8) Raymond Bernai'd Andrews, b. Saturday, April 27, 

1897; d. Aug. 12, 1902. 
(8) Oscar Adolph Andrews, b. Saturday, June 11, 1898. 
(8) Laura Iduma Andrews, b. Saturday, April 21, 1900. 
(8) Harry Christopher Andrews, b. Monday, April 28, 

1902. 
(8) Frances Christinia Andrews, b. Thursday, May 19, 

1904. 
(8) Baby, b. April 16, 1906. 

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(7) Maud Leona Parrish, b. Maple Grove Township, Dodge 
County, Neb., July 4, 1875; resides Sturgeonville, 
Alberta, Canada; a graduate of Maple Grove School, 
April 6, 1894; m., in Maple Grove Church, Neb., Feb. 
18, 1900, William T. Banghart, b. Ridgeley, Neb., 
Nov. 4, 1871; studied in Ridgeley schools; on his 
father's farm for six years after his marriage; in the 
spring of 1906 moved to Sturgeonville, Alberta, Can. 

(8) Van Glidden Banghart, b. Ridgeley, Neb., Dec. 17, 
1900. 

(8) Zeta Mae Banghart, b. Ridgeley, Neb., Feb. 16, 1904. 

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(7) Raymond Hugh Parrish, b. Maple Grove Township, 

Neb., Jan. 26, 1879; resides White Earth, N. D.; 

graduated from Maple Grove Township school, April 

6, 1894; student at Fremont (Neb.) Normal College. 

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(7) Alice Eugena Parrish, b. near North Bend, Neb., Aug. 
27, 1882; resides Hooper, Neb.; graduated from the 
common schools of Dodge County, Neb.; m., Nov. 29, 
1899, John Henry Hubler, b. Jones County, la., April 
14, 1877; studied in common schools of Stephen 
County, 111.; engineer; son of David Milton Hubler, 
who I'esides Scribner, Neb., and Laura Albertiua 
Margity. 
(8) Earl William Hubler, b. Nov. 26, 1900. 



CHAPTER VII. 

Alexander Thompson of Topsham, Me., and His De- 
scendants. 

His line of descent: (1) William Thompson of Dover, 
N. H. ; (2) Alexander Thompson, who m. Anna Curtis; 
(3) Benjamin Thompson, who m., 1726,- Hannah Smith, 
daughter of Joseph Smith of York, Me.; (4) Benjamin 
Thompson, b. Sept. 7, 1727, resided Kennebunk, Me. ; m. 
(first) Eunice Lord, daughter of Nathaniel Lord; (sec- 
ond), Mary Foster. 

(5) Alexander Thompson, b. Arundel, now Ke!mel»unk, Me., Aug. 
27, 1757; d. Topsham, Me., Feb. 23, 1820. "He was four 
years in the Revolutionary Army." Moved to Topsham, 
Me., 1785, he and his wife riding thither on horseback; re- 
sided sixty years on the fine farm, Topsham, Me.; a man 
of sterling qualities; m., April 8, 1784, Lydia Wildes, b. 
Arundel, Me., 1764; d. Topsham, Me., April 17, 1868; buried 
Brunswick, Me., upper cemetery, on the Lisbon Road. 
• Jane Thompson, b. Nov. 7, 1785; m., Feb. 17, 1810, Maj. 
Nathaniel Walker, 1). Arundel, Me., Sept. 26, 1781; d. 
Topsham, Me., Aug. 17, 1851. "When a boy he came 
with his father to Topsham. Me., and in that town passed 
the greater part of his life. He was a warm-hearted 
patriot, and served in the 1812 War. In 1814 he was cap- 
tain of the Topsham (Me.) Artillery company when it 
was called out and ordered to defend the city of Bath, 
Me. He was afterwards promoted to major. He filled 
various public offices. He was town clerk for a series 
of years, postmaster for some length of time and justice 
of the peace. He was an efficient member of the Citi- 
zens' Fire Company, in which he always manifested a 
great d^nU of interest. He was much interested in the 
lumber business, and his chief occupation was surveying 
lumber. He was an energetic and able business man. 
He had a strong constitution and was never sick until 
the time of his death. In 1809 he built the Waiker home- 
stead." He was the son of Gideon Walker of Arundel, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 249 

Me., and Mary Perkins; grandson of Gideon Waliver, and 
great-grandson of John Waliver. 
(7) Elinor Walker; d. at 15 years. 

<7) Wildes Perkins Walker, b. Topsham, Me., May 8, 1814; 
d. Topsham, Me., June 20, 1888; went to Boston in 1850, 
and to New York City in 18G0; was a prominent mer- 
chant in Boston, then a lawyer in New York City ; m. 
(first), in Boston, Mass., July 5, 1840, Catherine Pul- 
ton Patten, b. Bath, Me., July 3, 1821; d. May 5, 1875, 
on a steamer on the Bay of Naples, Italy; daughter of 
George Ferguson Patten and Hannah Thomas; grand- 
daughter of Thomas Patten and Katherine Fulton; m. 
(second), Priscilla I. McManus of Brunswick, Me., 
daughter of Rol)ert McManus and Priscilla Puringtou; 
no children. 
Children of first wife: 

(8) Catherine Patten Walker, b. Boston, Mass., April, 
1841; m., April, 18G7, Edward Warden, who d. Lon- 
don, Eiig., Jan. 19, 1892. 
(9) Francis Warden, b. Paris, France, Dec. 2, 186S. 
(9) Clarence Patten Warden, b. Aug. 18, 1870; d. Nice, 

France, April 23, 1896. 
(9) William Warden, b. Aug. 18, 1870; d. Paris, France, 

1871. 
(9) Reginald Warden, b. Brighton, Eng., April 10, 1872. 
(9) Katherine Patten Warden, b. Brighton, Eng., Feb. 2, 
1874; m., in England, April, 1904, Sir Peter Lei- 
cester. 
(9) Edward Warden, b. Brighton, Eng. 
(9) Julian Warden, b. Paris, France, 1877. 
(9) Vera Lydia Warden, b. 1877. 
(8) Georgianna Veazie Walker, b. Bath, Me., July 2G, 1S42; 

d. Bonn, Germany, May 11, 1897. 
(8) Caroline Sears Walker, b. Bath, Me., Feb. 14, 1844. 
(7) Elizabeth J. Walker; d. July 23, 1853 (82y., 8m., 6d.) ; 
m. (as his first wife), July 1, 1840, Woodbury Bryant 
Purinton, b. Topsham, Me., Dec. 24, 1814; d. Sept. 19, 
1895; son of Humphrey Purinton and Sarah Emery. 
<8) Jennie Walker Purinton, b. 1841; resides Common- 
wealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.; m., April 25, 1866, D. 
Webster King of Boston, Mass. 
(9) Bessie Woodbury King; m., Sept. 12, 1900, Rev. Ed- 
ward Henry Newbegin of Bangor, Me., rector of 
Episcopal Church, Bangor, Me.; he d. April 14, 
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260 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(10) Henry Webster Newbegin, b. Aug. 3 J, 1901. 
(10) Edward Newbegin, b. Jan. 11, 1903. 
(10) Elizabeth Newbegin, b. Dec. 15, 1904. 
(10) Robert Newbegin, b. Feb. 5, 1906. 
(9) Tarrant Putnam King; m., Feb. 17, 1898, Marica Ap- 
pleton, daughter of Gen. Francis Appleton. 
(10) Appleton King, b. March 15, 1899. 
(10) Dorothy King, b. Oct. 2, 1901. 
(10) Putnam King, b. Sept. 4, 1903. 
(S) Annie E. Purinton, b. June 9, 1845. 
(7) Caroline Walker; m. William Tebbetts. 

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(6) Eunice Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., March 17, 1788; d. 

Dec. 20, 1878; m., Dec. 31, 1818, Col. John Wil?on, b. 

April 3, 1770; d. Topsham, Me., Feb. G, 1832. "He came 

to Harpswell, Me., on a small schooner, with his parents, 

James Wilson and Ann Henry of Providence, R. I., which 

was a forty days' journey, owing to storms, etc." 

(7) Ann Wilson, b. Aug. 13, 1821; m., Dec. 7, 1842, Rev. A. 

B. Pendleton, a Baptist minister. 

(8) Charles A. Pendleton, b. Aug. 28, 1844; d. Sept. 11, 

1844. 
(8) Theodosia Pendleton, b. Aug. 11, 1846. 
(7) Theodosia Wilson, b. March 20, 1822; d. Oct. 8, 1875; 
unm. 

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(6) Lydia Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., April 17, 1790; d 
Brunswick, Me., July 2, 1876; m. Elias Pierce of Brun» 
wick. Me. 
(7) Elias D. Pierce, b. Jan. 4, 1815; d. Feb. 14, 1872; served 
in the Civil War; m. (first), by Rev. George E. Adams, 
April 1. 1837. Mary A. Beard of Brunswick, Me. ; m. 
(second), Dec. 28, 1861, Mrs. Sarah Thomas. 
Child of first wife: 

(8) Abigail Isadore Pierce. 

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(6) Hannah Thompson, b. June 1, 1792; d. Brunswick, Me., 
Feb. 5, 1857; m., June 7, 1819, Calvin Fairbanks' of Mon- 
mouth, Me., b. Winthrop, Me., Aug. 5, 1789; d. Bruns- 
wick, Me., Feb. 28, 1856; went to Brunswick, Me., in early 
manhood; stone mason. The family line of Calvin Fair- 
banks: (1) Jonathan Fairbanks of Dedham, Mass., who 
m. Grace Smith; (2) John F. Fairbanks, m. Sarah 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 251 

Fiske; (3) Joseph Fairbanks, m. Dorcas ; (4) 

Joseiih Fairbanks, m. Abigail Deane; (5) Joseph Fair- 
banks of Winthrop, Me., m. Frances Estey of Stough- 
ton, Mass.; (G) Col. Nathaniel Fairbanks of Winthrop, 
Me., m. Hannah Metcalf of Wrentham, Mass. 
(7) Lydia Maria Fairbanks, b. March 20, 1820; d. Taunton, 
Mass., July 30, 1864; m., 1841, Rufus Frank Huckins, 
who d. Ossipee, N. H., Dec. 20, 1893 (72y.). 
(8) Frank Rufus Huckins, b. May 16, 1848; d. Westboro, 

Mass, Oct. 20, 1889. 
(8) Mary Frances Huckins, b. Sept. 1, 1862; unm. 
(7) Alexander Fairbanks, b. Aug. 17, 1821; m. Margaret 
Hume of New Orleans, La. 
(8) Alexander Hume Fairbanks, b. Boston, Mass., April 
14, 1850; d. at New London, Conn., May 6, 1894; sea- 
faring man; lived Boston, Portland, Me., Jersey City, 
N. J., New York City, New London, Conn., etc.; m.. 
May 29, 1869, Harriet Ann Sanders, b. Devonshire, 
Eng., April 19, 1850; resides New London, Conn.; 
daughter of William Sanders and Maria Waltei's of 
Devonshire, Eng. 
(9) Mary Maria Fairbanks, b. Portland, Me., March 6, 

1870; d. Jersey City, N. J., Jan., 1875. 
(9) Margaret Ann Fairbanks, b. Portland, Me., June 11, 
1872; since her marriage has lived in New York 
City, 430 Sixty-second Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
studied in New London (Conn.) schools; m., April 
23, 1891, William Selden Carroll, b. New London, 
Conn., May 15, 1870; construction engineer; son 
of James N. Carroll and Mai-y Jane Bailey. 
(10) Edward Ferdinand Carroll, b. New London, 

Conn., May 1, 1892. 
(10) Lloyd Hume Carroll, b. New York City, Aug. 9, 
1895. 
(9) Lydia Pierce Fairbanks, It. Jersey City, N. J., June 
12, 1874; resides Apponaug, R. L; has lived Eng- 
land, New York City, New London, Conn., etc.; ed- 
ucated in New London schools; m., Sept. 30, 1896, 
Frank J. Whiteomb, b. New London, Conn., Sept. 
14, 1869; educated in New London schools; sou of 
Henry F. Whiteomb and Sarah Kesterton. 
(10) Henry A. Whiteomb, b. Feb. 3, 1898. 
(10) Robert W. Whiteomb, b. Jan. 27, 1890. 
(10) Frank S. Whiteomb, b. May 3, 1903. 



252 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(9) William Henry Fairbanks, b. June 22, 1876; d. April 

1, 1903. 
(9) Beaxy Hume Fairbanks, b. Devonshire, Eng., March 
28, 1878; resides New London, Conn; studied in 
New London schools. 
(9) Alexander Thompson Fairbanks, b. New York City, 

Aug. 23, 1881; machinist. 
(9) Edwin Thompson Fairbanks, b. Mystic, Conn., Dec. 
3, 1883. 
(7) John Calvin Fairbanks, b. Feb., 1828; d. Santa Barbara, 
Cal., April 20, 1874; m., Oct. 29, 1859, Abby Eliza Ma- 
comber of Quincy, Mass., b. Feb. 15, 1839; daughter of 
Oliver T. Macomber and Abigail D. H. Shaw. 
(7) Eliazbeth Hannah Fairbanks. "She went to sea with 
her uncle, Capt. Wildes Thompson; died in some for- 
eign port, when about 25 years old, and her body was 
brought to Brunswick, Me., for burial." B. March, 
1825; d. July 21, 185G. 
(7) Dixey Alpheus Fairbanks, b. 1830; d. in Boston, Mass., 

May 1, 1858. 
(7) Frances Ellen Thompson Fairbanks, b. Brunswick, Me., 
May, 1832; d. Aug. 8, 1847. 

* :ii * :ii ^ 

(6) John Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Aug. 11, 1794; d. Oct. 13, 
1857; he lived on his father's homestead in Topsham, Me., 
the greater part of his life, and was a very successful 
farmer and one of the kindest neighbors; he was a man 
of good intellectual ability, a great lover of books and 
a well-read man for those days. It was intended that 
he should enter Bowdoin College, but his health was not 
considered strong enough for that work; he m., Feb. 11, 
1824, Mary Mustard, b. Topsham, Me., Jan. 28, 1799; d. 
Oakland, Cal., Jan. 15, 1875; daughter of Capt. Charles 
Mustard and Margaret Fulton. 
(7) Dixey Wildes Thompson, b. April 8, 1826; d. Santa Bar- 
bara, Cal., April 16, 1903; studied in the schools of 
Brunswick and Topsham, Me.; he m, Oct, 22, 1872, 
Nancy Parker Swett, b. Georgetown, Me., June, 1844; 
daughter of Hon. Woodbury Swett and Lydia Owen; a 
very kind and helpful woman. 

"Among the sous of Maine who have emigrated to 
the West to grow up with the new country, and have 
achieved renown and fortune, was Dixey W. Thompson. 
At twenty years of age he adopted the seafaring life, 




Dixey Wildes Thompson, born April 8, 1826, died at Santa Barbara, Cal., 

April 16. 1903. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 253 

and rose from the lowest grade to be commander of 
one of the finest ships that sailed on the Kennebec 
River of Maine. His first venture was in the ship 
Richmond, with Capt. Mustard of Brunswick, Me., the 
ship having been built at Richmond, Me., himself be- 
coming shipowner and manager in his eventful career 
in after life. When the 'California fever' broke out 
he retired from the sea and became a '49er. He 
crossed the Isthmus of Panama. Arriving in San 
Francisco, Dec. 28, 1849, he joined in the following sum- 
mer a party of Maine men in an unsuccessful mining 
venture at Marysville. Finding employment in San 
Francisco not to his taste, he took to the sea again, 
and in course of time, 1852-'57, commanded sevei'al 
vessels, employed mostly in the cotton trade, a lucra- 
tive service in those days. He finally purchased the 
Sophia, in commerce between Santa Barbara Islands 
and the mainland. Then, with his indomitable enter- 
prise, he turned his attention to the acquisition of real 
estate in 'that section of California which comprises 
the rich counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura. 
Among his purchases were some 300 acres west of 
Santa Barbara and adjoining Ventura City, and ex- 
tending several miles along the coast oelow that city. 
Within the borders of these two counties he owned and 
cultivated the largest bean ranch in the world, covering 
2,300 acres of the richest land in California, and for 
which he once refused the offer of half a million of 
dollars. The utilizing of his landed possessions re- 
quired the use of a hundred hor.ses and supported 150 
dairy cows. 

"Dixey W. Thompson was also the extensive owner 
of city property in Santa Barbara, upon which notable 
improvements were constantly in progress. The cap- 
tain's popular reputation extended all through the state 
and far beyond its boundaries, not only as a man of 
affairs, but as a pioneer of California. With a chival- 
rous trait of character, he was noted for genial and 
open hospitality, and was almost always foremost in 
entertaining distinguished guests whose steps led them 
to the gates of Santa Barbara. A marked trait of his 
private life was open-hearted generosity, and he never 
failed in his practical aid to the unfortunate whose 
wants came to his knowledge. He often gave employ- 



254 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

ment to working men in times of business depression, 
when the work gave him but the slightest profit. 
Quietly and heartily he did all such work. 

"In Captain Thompson's stable of fine horses was 
his favorite Tecumseh, on which he rode on his silver 
saddle. When any civic parade was held iu any large 
California city he and his steed were in earnest re- 
quest. When he could accept such invitations he 
formed a notable feature in the processions in the last 
ten years of his life. 

"Although 75 years of age when he passed away in 
his Santa Barbara home, he had been a vigorous man 
until a fatal disease seized him. At the time of his 
death he was the well-known owner of the San Miguel 
Rancho, of 2,500 acres, which joins Ventura on the 
east. His Santa Barbara intei'ests included 300 acres 
of land west of that city, a half block on Chaplin 
Street, a half block on State Street., opposite the post 
office. 

"While landlord of the Arlington he was verj' popu- 
lar. In those early times there were no railways, and 
the steamships called only on specified days. It was 
rather hard to provide amusement in a dull, small, and 
very peculiar town that had hardly learned its place 
on the map. But Captain Thompson could organize 
a series of specialties that were so new and interesting 
to visitors from such cities as New York and Boston, 
that their fame is not yet dim. He offered his guests 
free trips to the great ranches, gave them picnics in 
the wonderfully beautiful canons, had Spanish dances 
in the royal parlors and fine feats of horsemanship by 
Californian riders on the hotel grounds. The drowsy, 
soft music of the violin and the guitar became the fad, 
and the daredevil riding of the vaqueros was an eye- 
opener to the Eastern tourists. Presents of flowers and 
fruits were unostentatiously but frequently made. Old 
legends were rehearsed. So, notwithstanding the 
mails were often delayed two weeks, time flew fast and 
the days were very pleasant. 

"But, in the midst of all his marvellous successes in 
the far West, his loyalty to his Pine Tree State never 
waned. Thither he returned to wed his gifted and 
kind-hearted wife, and in scores of other ways he 
showed that he still tenderly loved his home town by 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 255 

the Androscoggin. In return, Topsham was full of 
love and pride for this her noble son." 
(7) George Wildes Thompson, b. Feb. 15, 1828; drowned in 

the Androscoggin River, Aug. 3, 1839. 
(7) Charles Alexander Thompson, b. May 9, 1830; d. March 

22, 1833. 
(7) Margaret Thompson, b. April 6, 1833; d. May 4, 1841. 
(7) Francesca Carillo Thompson, b. May 26, 1837; d. June 
28, 1866; unm. "She was a remarkably gifted woman." 
(7) Georgianna M. Thompson, b. .July 14, 1841; resides Santa 
Bai'bara, Cal.; a woman of great ability and kindness; 
graduated from Brunswick (Me.) High School, 1858; 
m., July 10, 1872, Thomas Jefferson Potter Lacey, b. 
Penfield, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1832; d. Feb. 10, 1883; grad- 
uated at IJnion College, Schenectady, N. Y. ; civil en- 
gineer; son of John Lacey and Louise Potter. 
(8) Mildred Brayton Lacey, b. Jan. 24, 1874. 
(8) Madeline Potter Lacey, b. Oct. 24, 1875. 
(8) Georgianna Isal>el Lacey, b. May 17, 1877; m., Dec. 6, 
1905, James Makee Spaulding, b. Hawaii, Dec. 6, 
1876; educated in Paris and Rome; he is an artist 
of great ability; he is now superintendent of his 
father's large sugar plantation on the Island of 
Kauai, Hawaiian Islands. His father was a colo- 
nel in the Civil War, and is one of the largest sugar 
planters on the island. 
(8) Lloyd Tbompson Lacey, b. Feb. 24, 1879; a real estate 
dealer in Oakland, Cal. 

•I" 1* "F I" ™ 

(6) Capt. Alpheus B. Thompson, b. Jan. 27, 1797; he was a fa- 
mous sea captain and visited California in 1822. He 
lived at Santa Barbara, Cal.; by his marriage he became 
possessed of a half interest in Santa Rosa Island; m. 
Francesco Camillo, daughter of General Camillo, who was 
one of the governors of California. 
(7) Isabella Thompson; resided Santa Barbara, Cal. 
(7) Caroline Thompson; m. John Dana and resided Nimpo, 

Cal. 
(7) Elena Thompson; m. Mr. Tyng and resides Victoria, Tex. 
This family is now traveling in Europe. 
(8) Charles Tyng. 
(8) George Tyng. 
(8) Francis Carillo Tyng. 



256 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(7) Cliiirles Alexander Thompson, b. Santa Barbara, Cal.» 
May 18, 1845; resides Saiita Barbara; studied at Santa 
Clara College, Cal.; attorney-at-law and searcher of 
titles; deputy clerk for fourteen years; councilman 
and deputy sheriff; school trustee; m., April 12, 1874, 
Maria Eulalia Andonaegui, b. Santa Barbara, Cal., Feb. 
12, 185G; studied in Santa Barbara public schools; 
daughter of Jose Marie Andonaegui and Estefania 
Echeverria. 
(8) Charles Lawrence Thompson, b. Santa Barbara, Cal., 
March 4, 1875; resides San Francisco, Cal.; grad- 
uated from Santa Barbara High School, Leland Stan- 
ford University and Hastings Law School; admitted 
as attorney-at-law in the Supreme Court of Califor- 
nia; ni., in San Francisco, Sept. 9, 1904, Gertrude 
Boynton. 
(8) Frances E. Thompson, b. Santa Barbara, Cal., Oct. 3, 
1876; graduated from Santa Barbara High School 
and Academy of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco,. 
Cal.; unm. 
(8) Lorena Anita Thompson, b. Santa Barbara, Cal., Oct. 
11, 1890; student in Santa Barbara High School. 
(7) Francis Thompson; lived and died ii\ Los Angeles, Cal.; 
his widow resides there. 
(8) Five children. 
(7) Adelbert Thompson; d. Santa Barbara, Cal.; unm. 
* * * » * 

(6) Mary Thompson, b. April 9, 1799. 

* * !i! til Hf 

(6) Capt. Wildes T. Thompson, b. March 20, 1801; d. at Oak- 
land. Cal., 1871. He was a very genial and lovable man; 
of retiring disposition; very much devoted to his fam_ 
ily; highly respected by all who knew him; very suc- 
cessful while he followed the sea. Just l)efore he died 
he roused himself and cried, "Call the pilot!" M. (first), 
Sept. 10. 1834, Wealthy Robinson of Bath, Me., who d. 
Dec. 6, 1843 (27y.); m. (second) at St. Louis, Mo. 
Children of first wife: 

(7) Frank Wildes Thompson; d. 1905; unm. 
(7) Chas. Robinson Thompson; deceased; made a fine record 
in the Civil War ; brevetted brigadier -general ; m. Oc- 
tavia Putnam of Bath. Me. ; daughter of Dr. Israel 
Putnam, mayor of Bath. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 257 

(8) William Putnam Thompson; graduate of Bowdoin 
College; lawyer in Boston, Mass. 
Cliildreu of second wife: 

(7) Alice Wildes Thompson, d. San Francisco, Cal., 1877; 
ni. William M. Jordan; attorney-at-law in San Fran- 
cisco. 
(8) Daughter: m. Charles Kierullf: resides Berkeley. Cal. 
(9) Son. 
(7) Daughter. 
(6) Capt. Dixey Wildes Tho i.p.^on, b. May 2, 1803; d. San 
Francisco, Cal., May 2, 1900 (77y.) ; m., June, 1833, Sarah 
B. Purinton, b. Topsham, Me., April 24, 1806; d. Nov. 16, 
1844; daughter of Humphrey Purinton and Sarah Emery. 
(7) Sarah Purinton Thompson, I). Topsham, Me., July 2, 
1837; d. Bangor, Me., July 21, 1905. 

"She was educated at Pittsfield, Mass., where she 
attended the Maplewood School, conducted l»y Doctor 
Agnew, a noted educator of his day. She left there in 
1855 to attend the Hubbard School at Hanover, N. H., 
where she remained until 1S56. An intimate friend 
of those days wrote of her: 'She was a rarely beauti- 
ful girl. Her sweet disposition, gentle ways and pure 
character, made her a general favorite. She naturally 
drew people to her, and all her schoolmates who knew 
her intimately, sought her when in trouble. She 
soothed and encouraged them. She was always gen- 
uine and sincere, and was governed by a loving heart 
such as few possessed. She was naturally retiring in 
disposition, but her natural qualities and her firm ad- 
herence to principle made her very nearly the central 
figure of her school life. The instructors were fond of 
her. She was a conscientious pupil. She had good 
judgment and ^ood reasoning powers. Her intuitions 
were marked. She had very remarkable powers for 
the reading of character; but her strongest charac- 
teristic was her sweetness of disposition, which made 
her loved by all who knew her. The child was the 
mother of the woman.' " 

She m. Gen. Charles Hamlin of Bangor, Me., whom 
she had known as a student in Bowdoin College, where 
he graduated in 1857. They met when they were 
scarcely more than sixteen years old. They were soon 
engaged. Their married life of forty-five years was a 
perfect union. In early life she began to lose her hear- 

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258 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

iiig, and iu her last years she was totally deaf. This 
was the only cloud on her life. But of this no one ever 
heard her utter a word of murmuring or complaint. 
She accepted her affliction in a truly Christian spirit. 
It served to intensify her great devotion to her family. 
While she was in retirement she had a very large cir- 
cle of the most devoted friends. She followed the dif- 
ferent members of her family with unusual interest and 
judgment through their various occupations in law, 
drama, medicine, engineering and business, and she of- 
ten gave them advice which evidenced rare good sense 
and taste. She was a very faithful member of the Unita- 
rian Church. M., Nov. 28, 18G0, Gen. Charles Hamlin, 
and settled in Bangor, Me., soon after the Civil War. 
He was b. at Hampden, Me., Sept. 13, 1837, the second 
son of Hon. Hannibal Handin and Sarah Emery; he 
resides at Bangor, Me.; he was educated at Hampden, 
■ Bridgton and Bethel (Me.) academies, and graduated 
at Bowdoin College in 1857; he read law with his un- 
cle, Stephen Emery, who was then attorney-general of 
Maine; he began his law practice at Orland, Me. At 
the opening of the Civil War he entered the recruiting 
service and was appointed major of the Eighteenth 
Maine Infantry, afterwards the First Maine Heavy 
Artillery. He left the defense of Washington, D. C, 
to enter active service as assistant adjutant-general. 
Second Division, Third Army Corps, Army of the Po- 
tomac; he took part in the battles of Gettysburg, Kel- 
ly's Ford, Locust Grove, Mine Run, etc.; promoted to 
brevet brigadier-general of volunteers; he was asked 
to enter the regular army, but he resigned and re- 
turned to his law practice in Bangor, Me. He has been 
city solicitor for Bangor, Me.; United States register 
of bankruptcy, lSG9-'79; speaker of the Maine House, 
1885; recorder of decisions of Supreme Court, 1888- 
'94; United States commissioner; chairman of Execu- 
tive committee of the Maine Gettysburg commission; 
commander of the Maine Loyal Legion; president of 
the Eastern Maine General Hospital; author of several 
legal works, etc. 
(8) Charles Eugene Hamlin, b. Orland, Me., Oct. 11, 1861; 
educated in Bangor (Me.) public schools; graduated 
Phillips Exeter (N. H.) Academy, 1880; graduated at 
Harvard College, 1884; has been connected with the 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 259 

New York Tribune, New York Montiiig Advertiser, 
, Coiuiuercial Advertiser, and other newspapers, from 
1885 to 1895, as general political writer, dramatic and 
musical editor, managing editor, etc.; lie is the au- 
thor of "The Life and Times of Hon. Hannibal Ham- 
lin," composer of the romantic opera "Nicolette," 
and co-author of the play, "Geraldiue;" a most grace- 
ful and faithful writer in all lines; m., April 15, 
188C, Louise Sawyer, b. Cambridge, Mass., July 2, 
1857; daughter of Frederick A. Sawyer, United 
States senator from South Carolina, and Delia E. 
Gray; she is the author of many children's books. 
"The Nan Series," "Nan at Camp Chicopee," "Nan in 
the City," etc., have made her widely known as a 
writer. 
(9) Myra Louise Hamlin, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., April 26, 
1887. 
(8) Addison Hamlin, b. Georgetown, D. C, March 30 1863; 
in the real estate business at Bangor, Me.; educated 
in Bangor (Me.) public schools; graduated from 
Phillips Exeter (N. H.) Academy, 1880; Harvard Col- 
lege, 1884; at Fryeburg, Saxony, 1884-85; employed 
by the United States mint in Philadelphia, Mexico, 
etc. 
\8) Cyrus Hamlin, b. Bangor, Me., Aug. 18, 18G9; educated 
in Bangor (Me.) public schools; graduated from Uni- 
versity of Maine, 1891; from Long Island (N. Y.) 
Hospital College, 1895; studied in Brooklyn Hospital; 
visiting surgeon to city institutions; United States 
pension examiner, etc.; m., Oct. 8, 1901, Hattie Ben- 
nion, b. Sanghall, Chester, Eng., June 22, 1874; edu- 
cated in the schools of Chester, Eng.; daughter of 

Samuel Bennion and Annie . 

(9) Sarah Emery Hamlin, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 23, 

1902. 
(9) Hannibal Hamlin, b. Feb. 10, 1903. 
(8) Edward Thompson Hamlin, b. Bangor, Me., June 6, 
1872; resides 80 Park Street, Lynn, Mass.; graduated 
at Cornell University, 1895: mechanical engineer. 
J7) Willie P. Thompson, b. May 14, 1840; d. Nov. 1, 1840. 
(7) Dixey Thompson, b. May 14, 1840; d. Jan. 11, 1859, at 
Havana, Cuba, of yellow fever. "The embalming of 
the body was imperfect and he was buried in the sea." 



260 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(7) Capt. Edward Humphrey Thompson, b. July 29, 1844; d. 
April 19, 1902 (G7y.); resided Brunswick, Me.; m., 
Sept. 14, 186G, Jane Murray, h. June 11, 1838; daugh- 
ter of Capt. William ]\Iurray and Jane Lemont. 
(8) Adopted daughter, Ennna Sewall, b. Nov. 20, 1880; m., 
July 18, 1900, Wilbur Fisher Center, b. Greenland, 
N. H., March 22, 1873. 
(9) Edwin Murray Center, b. July S, 1901. 
(9) Wilbur Center, b. Sept. 5, 1902. 
(6) Capt. Francis Alexander Thompson, b. June 27, 1807; d. 
Sumatra, July 1838; lived Bath, Me.; he was a remark- 
ably handsome man, of fine military carriage: studied 
: West Point Military Academy; m., May 5, 1834, Sarah 

Richardson of Bath, Me.; daughter of John Richardson 
and Harah Tibbetts. 
(7) Francis Thompson: unm. 



CHAPTER VIII. 

Lemuel Thompson of Topsh.ui. ^NIe. 

His line of descent: (1) William Thompson of Dover, 
X. H. ; (2) Alexander Thompson, who m. Anna Curtis; 
(3) Benjamin Thompson, b. Oct. 14. 1702; m., 1726, Han- 
nah Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith of York, ]\Ie. ; (4) 
Benjamin Thompson, b. Sept. 7, 1727 ; resided Kennebunk, 
Me.; m. (first) Eunice Lord, daughter of Nathaniel Lord, 
Jr.; (second), Mary Foster; (5) Lemuel Thompson, son of 
the first marriage with Eunice Lord. 

(5) Lemuel Thompson, b. Kennebunk, Me., April 22, 1764; d. 
Topsham, Me., April 2, 18G1 (97y.). The late Isaac N. 
Thompson of Brunswirlv, Me., gave this sketch of him: 
"My grandfather, Lenuiel Thompson, when a young man, 
came to Topsham. most of the way by spotted trees, dis- 
tance of about sixty miles. He passed over this route, 
barefooted, in one day. His shoes were tied in a bundle 
with his axe and a few clothes. His cash capital was 
twenty-five cents. With a brave heart he at once t(iok up 
some wild land at Topsham, out of Avhich he made a valu- 
able farm. It was four miles from Topsham (Me ) Falls, 
and there he spent all his days. The house M'hich hp built 
is still standiiig and is occupied by Mr. Charles B.-smes. 
Lemuel Thompson gathered a good property by his honesty 
and industry, and owned quite a good deal of shipping, etc. 
He gave his farm to his son. Lewis, with whom he lived in 
his last days." 

Lenmel Thompson, ni.. Sejit. 27. 1792. Susanna Haley, b. 
Kittery, Me., Nov. 7, 17G1; d. Topsham. Me., June 18, 1831 
(67y.); daughter of Peletiali Haley (.f Kittery, Me., who 
moved to Topsham, Me., May, 17G1. His wife was Eliza- 
beth Lewis. Susanna Haley was the granddauiihter of 
Andrew Haley and Mary Bryar, and great-granddaughter 
of Andrew Haley and Elizabeth Scanniion, daughter of 
Humphrey Scammon; great-great-granddaughter of An- 



262 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

drew Haley, the ancestor, of the Isles of Shoals, called 
"King of the Shoals," who bought land at York, Me., 1G62, 
and who m, Deborah Wilson, daughter of Gowen Wilson. 
***** 
(G) Benjamin Thompson, b. Sept. 6, 1793, d. March 6, 1885 
(91y.). A man of his father's sturdy type; he settled 
on a farm about a mile from his father's homestead; 
he was also a successful shipowner and civil engineer; 
m.. in Bowdoin, Me., by Justice of the Peace John Pot- 
ter, Jan. 16. 1825, Hannah Pennell. b. Dec. 11, 1798; d. 
March 4, 18-58: daughter of Stephen Pennell, who moved 
from Falmouth (now Portland), Me., and settled in 
Topsham, Me.; he m. Mary Cotton, daughter of Thomas 
Cotton; granddaughter of Thomas Pennell and Rachel 
Riggs of Falmouth, Me. 
(7) Charles Lewis Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Nov. 12, 
1825; d. Portland, Me., June 23, 1897; busied m Ever- 
green Cemetery, Portland, Me.; studied in the common 
schools; ship carpenter and builder; of most upright 
and industrious life; resided Topsham, Me., 1825-'50, in 
Brunswick, Me., 1850-'70, in Portland, Me., rest of his 
life; m., Oct. 13, 1853, Clarissa Dunning^ b. Bruns- 
wick, Me., Nov. 24, 1829; d. March 16, 1888; daughter 
of James Dunning-* and Elizabeth T. Elkins; Andrew 
Dunning'' and Mrs. Margaret (Miller) Ransom; Lieut. 
James Dunning- and Martha Lithgow; Ancestor An- 
drew Dunning' and Susan Bond. 
(8) Sarah Pennell Thompson, b. July 19, 1855; resides 
Woodfords, Me.; studied in Brunswick (Me.) 
schools; m., March 11, 1878, Henry Irving Nelson, b. 
Jay, Me., May 14, 1846; studied in Portland (Me.) 
schools; commercial traveler; son of Lot Packard 
Nelson and Caroline Starr. 
(9) Philip Henry Nelson, b. Dec. 11, 1879; resides Wood- 
fords, Me.; graduated Westbrook (Me.) Seminary, 
1902; Maine Central Railroad employe. 
(9) Charles Howard Nelson, b. March 23, 1881; gradu- 
ated Deering (Me.) High School, 1900. 
(9) Ralph Holden Nelson, b. July 29, 1883; graduated 
Westbrook (Me.) Seminary, 1903; bank clerk. 
(8) Benjamin Thompson, b. Brunswick, Me., Oct. 13, 1857; 
resides Portland, Me.; studied in Portland (Me.) 
schools; course in Lewiston (Me.) Business College; 
studied law in Portland, Me., with Hon. Thomas H. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 263 

Haskell, late associate justice of the Supreme Judi- 
cial Court of Maine; admitted to the bar iu Port- 
land, Oct. 19, 1881; a very successful attorney-at- 
law; a generous helper in many good causes; m., 
Oct. 19, 1882, Emma Stuart Duffett, b. Montreal, 
Can., Feb. 9, 1859; graduated from Portland (Me.) 
High School, 1877; daughter of Walter White Duf- 
fett and Mary Stuart. 
(9) Marion Stuart Thompson, b. Dec. 30, 1884. 
(9) Eleanor Thompson, b. March 13, 1891. 
(9) Clara Dunning Thompson, b. April 7, 1894. 
(9) Nathan Weltb Thompson, b. Sept. 30, 1895. 
(9) Helen York Thompson, b. June 3, 1899. 
(8) Elizal)eth Dunning Thompson, b. July 11, 1864; re- 
sides Lynn, Mass.; studied in Portland (Me.) 
schools; a very successful music teacher; m., Aug. 
13, 1903, H. E. Pinkham of Lynn, Mass. 
(7) Otis F. Thompson, b. Oct., 1827; d. Oct., 1896; m.. 1866. 
Fidelia Stover, b. Harpswell, Me., Oct. 12, 1825; daugh- 
ter of John Stover and Deborah Clark. 
(7) Minerva E. Thompson, b. July 16, 1836; m., Jan. 9, 1866, 

Charlie O. Hunt, b. Nov. 19, 1829; d. Jan., 1897. 
(7) Lavina Carr Thompson, b. Aug. 18, 1839; d. May 2, 
• 1885 (46y.); m., Nov., 1865, George L. Wilson, b. Jan. 
1, 1838; d. March 9, 1877. 
(8) Jennie M. Wilson, b. June 7, 1871; m., Sept. 14, 1892, 
Dwight W. Pierce. 
(9) Son, b. Sept. 5, 1894. 
(8) Hattie E. Wilson, b. Jan. 1, 1874; d. May 6, 1893; m. 
Winfield S. White. 
(6) Peletiah Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., April 4, 1795; d. May 
1, 1871 (76y.). "When a young man he went to West 
Virginia and married. He then moved to Springfield, 0., 
where he bought land, which he afterwards sold for 
house lots at a good profit; a successful farmer. He in- 
vented a fanning mill for winnowing grain. After an ab- 
sence of twenty-seven years he visited his parents and 
friends in Maine." M. (fir.st), Mrs. Wilson; m (second), 
Unity Bucknam. 
(7) Emily Thomp.son. 
(7) Charles Thompson. 
(7) Levi Thompson. 
<7) Lydia Thompson. 
(7) Peletiah Thompson. 



264 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(G) Ciipt. Isaac Thompson, b. Topsliam, Me., May 10, 1797; d. 
July 4, 1S48 (51y.). He was commander of the Topsham 
military company for sevtn-al years; when a young man 
he was a very successful school teacher. Mr. Jellison, 
one of his pupils, said: "Our .school had the reputation 
of being a hard one; several teachers had to leave on ac- 
count of the unruly conduct of some of the larger boys. 
When Isaac Thompson took charge of the school there 
were several scholars much larger than himself. Pretty 
soon the boys began to snowball the schoolhouse; the 
teacher told them not to do it again, as he would punish 
the first one who disobeyed. He went to his boarding 
house to dinner; when he came back all the larger boys 
and some of the smaller ones, were snowballing the 
schoolhouse at a great rate ; he called the school to order 
and requested some of the smaller scholars to bring in 
some stout birch sticks; he then invited two of the 
larger boys to stand in the floor; he began with the 
largest boy and applied to him tlie birch rod until he had 
handsomely promised to obey all the rules of the school. 
He gave tlie same medicine to all the boys who had been 
engaged in the mischief, being most severe with the 
larger ones. The whole neighborhood was elated over 
this victory. The scholars all soon learned ta love as 
well as they feared their faithful teacher; they made 
rapid progress In their studies, and the school was a 
very profitable o\w. The boys who had been the leaders 
In disobedience became lifelong friends of Mr. Thonipson, 
who taught in that school for several terms. He bought 
land next to his brother's and was a very successful 
farmer. He and his wife were very faithful members of 
the Topsham (Me.) Baptist Church." M., Sept. 17, 1824, 
Jane E. Wyer, b. Orr's Island, Me., Nov. 4, 1795; d. Jan., 
1881; daughter of Robert Wyer and Agnes Ewlng; 
granddaughter of William Wyer of Boston, Mass. 
(7) Peletiah Haley Thompson, b. July Ifi, 1825; d June, 
1883; m., Aug. 20, 1850, Jane Parker, who d. July, 
189G. 

(8) Daniel P. Thompson, b. 1851. "Went to Jllnnesota, 
1868." 

(8) Alfaretta Thompson, b. 1853; d. 1SG4. 

(8) Lewis Alfred Thompson, b. Nov. 29, 1854; address, 
box 45, Benils. Tenn.; left Maine in May, 1899; 
overseer of weaving mills for over twenty-five years; 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. • 265 

HOW foreman in a cotton mill; m., Dec. 5, 1878. Caro 
Frances Coffin, b. Thorndike, Me., Oct. 17 1855; 
graduated from Amity (Me.) High School; daughter 

of John Coffin and Lavina ; no children 

(8) Emery Austin Thompscm, b. March 9, 1857; resides 
Abbeville, S. C. "On the 9th of March, when I was 
nine years old, I walke<l with my father 25 miles 
over tlie ico and snow to Mr. Calvin Mowers', in 
Greene, Me., where for three years I worlved on the 
farm for my food and clotlies. I then went home to 
my father, wlio had moved to Brunswicl\, Me. and 
staid with liim until I was 15 years old. I worlved 
some on the farms for our neiglibors. I tlien worlved 
in the cotton mill of the Bates Mfg. Co. at Lewiston, 
Me., for 17 montlis. I worlved in the Androscoggin 
Mills at Lewiston until I was 25 years old, witn the 
exception of six months, when I was employed by the 
Cabot Mfg. Co. at Brunswick, Me. In 1882 I went 
to Biddeford, Me., and worked for the Pepperell Mfg. 
Co. Aug. 29, 1888, went to Vacluse, S. C, in the 
employ of the Graniteville Mfg. Co., makers of cot- 
ton .uoods, and continued there 12 years as boss 
weaver. March 1, 1898, became Supt. of Abbeville 
S. C, cotton mill." M., Au.s. 19, 1876, Hannah Jose- 
phine Fox of Portage Lake, Aroostook County, Me., 
1). Nov. 13, 1852; daughter of Edward Fox and Cla- 
I'issa Alice . 

(9) Alfaretta May Thompson, b. Nov. 7, 1879; d. Dec. 4, 
ISSl. 

(9) Ralph Lathrop Thompson, b. Jan. 25, 1882. 

(9) Emery Austin Thompson, Jr., b. and d. Sept. IS, 
1886. 

(9) Gladys Teague Thompson, h. June 2, 1895. 
(8) Mary Thompson; d. March, 1864. 

(8) Thomas Curtis Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Oct. 4, 
1861; resides South Fayette, jMe., P. 0. box 38, 
Wayne, Me. "When I was a very small boy my par- 
ents moved to Lewistcm, Me. I was in the public 
schools until I was 18 years old. I had a desire to 
'see the world.' I went from Boston to the West 
Indies, where the Am. Consul secured me a respon- 
sible position as engineer with a R. R. Co., with Keith 
& Wilson, who represented an English Syndicate 
which was constructing roads in Central America. 



266 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Four years in that most interesting country were 
passed in novel experiences. I was then a sailor on 
the Pacific for several years, touching at South Amer- 
ican and foreign ports. At Point Lemon, on the coast 
of Central America, I went ashore with the captain 
to transact some business. We were attacked by a 
band of Indians who were in rebellion at the time. 
We fled for our lives. On reaching the shore we 
found that our boat and crew had gone. They had 
been fired on, but had escaped to the ship, thinking 
that we were safe in the town. There are no docks 
at this port, and the ships are obliged to anchor far 
out from shore, lighters being used in tlie shallow 
water. Just as we reached the water's edge, Capt. 
George Lyford was shot by the pursuing Indians, 
but we both leaped into the water and attempted to 
swim to the ship. We were but a little ways out 
when the captain gave a cry, threw up his arms, and 
began to sink. I swan to his rescue and secured 
a floating plank some distance away, and put him 
upon it. We pushed out to sea amid a shower of 
bullets, and reached the ship much exhausted. 
When we got on board we found that we were 
Ideeding profusely from our many wounds. I had re- 
ceived two bullets in the upper part of my body, of 
which I still bear the ugly sears. We were well 
takea care of by our good surgeon. Dr. Bird of Phil- 
adelphia. At New Orleans I left the ship and trav- 
eled through the length and breadtli of the U. S. and 
Canada. One day at Tacoma, Wash., I met an old 
acquaintance from Maine, and that evening I longed 
to see my home again. In due time I reached Lew- 
iston, Me. I entered the cotton mills and made my- 
self proficient in all the departments where I vvorked. 
I then became Supt. of the bag department of the 
Victoria Mills, Newburyport, Mass. After awhile I 
returned to Maine, where I have remained ever 
since. In all my wanderings I held fast to my boy- 
ish love for the girl who is now my wife." Mr. 
Thompson is tall and straight, with a very muscular 
frame, dislikes a crowd, and takes great pleasure in 
the hunting and fishing in which he is always so 
successful. M.. Dec. 17, 1S94, Eleanor Sullivan, b. 
Readfield Corner, Me., Aug. 1, 1868; only daughter of 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. '267 

Geu. John O'Sullivan and Margaret ; no chil- 
dren. 
(8) William Henry Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., June 19, 
1864; resides 4 Harvard Place, Wallham, Mass.; 
studied in the schools of Lewiston, Me.; went to Bos- 
ton, Mass., 1884; worked for the Waltham, Mass., 
Watch Company for eighteen years; is now chaffeur 
for the Orient Automolule Company; m., July 6, 
1886, Annie Jane Kelley, b. Waltham, Mass., April 1, 
1867; studied in Waltham schools; daughter of John 
Kelley and Mary Jane Killopps. 
(9) Annie Albretta Thompson, b. July 26, 1893. 
(9) Lewis William Thompson, b. Oct. 31, 1897. 
(9) William H. Thompson, Jr., b. Oct. 8, 1899. 
(8) Fred S. Thompson; resides 259 Charles Street, Wal- 
tham, Mass. 
(8) Cynthia Patten Thompson, b. Brunswick, M'^,, April 
20, 1869; resides Lannett, Ga.; m., Oct. 18, 1895, 
James Edward Coburn, b. Biddeford, Me., Feb. 13, 

1869; son of Edward Col)urn and Lucy Jane ; 

he has been overseer of weaving in cotton mills. 
(9) Mandy Lucy Thompson, b. Aug. 18, 1898. 
{7) Alfred S. Thompson, b. April 18, 1827; drowned Aug. 10, 

1847. 
17) Mary Simpson Thompscm, b. Feb. 13, 1829; d. April 24, 
1896; resided Upper Main Street, Lewiston, Me.; m., 
Jan. 20, 1850, at Topsham, Me., John Parker of Greene, 
Me., b. June 17, 1820; farmer on the old Greene (Me.) 
homestead; the eighth child of William Parker, b. 
Freeport, Me., Jan. 1, 1783, and of Hannah Larrabee, b. 
Greene, Me., Oct. 11, 1785; they were married in 
Greene, Me., March 13, 1808, and had thirteen children. 
(8) Corris Anna Parker, b. Dec. 27, 1850; d. May 29, 1886; 
m., Dec. 24, 1871, Charles Foss of Turner, Me.; 
farmer. 
(9) Bertha Idella Foss, b. Aug. 8, 1874; resides Lewiston, 
Me.; m. (first), Dec, 1892, Frank Briggs of Au- 
burn, Me., who d. Oct., 1897; m. (second), Feb. 11, 
1899, Ernest W. Furbush of Lewiston, Me.; grocer. 
Children of first husband: 

(10) Charles Seth Briggs. b. June 18, 1893. 
(10) Melvin Leonard Briggs, b. Nov. 12, 1895. 
(8) Daughter; d. in infancy, March 9, 1852. 
(8) John Stinson Parker, b. May 27, 1853; d. Feb. 22, 1858. 



268 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Clinton Thompson Parker, b. Feb. 24, ISoC; farmer at 
West Farniington, Me.; m., Dec. 31, 1887, Cora Lihby 
of Carthage, Me.; no ehildren. 
(8) John Herbert l»arker. b. June 20. 1858; farmer at 
Leeds, Me.; m,, March 30, 1884, Mary J. House of 
Leeds, Me. 
(9) John Stinson Parker, b. April 24, 1885. 
(9) Benjamin Forest Parker, b. Oct. 22, 188G; d. Oct. IG, 

1897. 
(9) Amos Roland Parker, b. Nov. 24, 1892; d. Oct. 3, 

1895. 
(9) Herbert Ozro Parker, b. Nov. 15, 1895. 
(8) Jemima A. Parker, b. Dec. 21, 18G0; resides Gieene, 
Me.; m. (first), Dec, 1882, George Briggs of Turner, 
Me.; m. (second), Oct., 1888, Charles Foss, a farmer. 
Child of first husband: 

(9) Charles Arthur Briggs, b. June 29, 1883. 
Child of second husband: 

(9) Daughter, b. Oct., 1890. 
(8) Minnie Rosabelle Parker, b. June 22, 18G4; resides 
Greene. Me. : m.. Jan. 1. 1884, Walter E. Rose. b. Au- 
burn, Me., Jan. 1, 185G; farmer; son of Elisha K. 
Rose and Mary E. Morse. 
(8) Isaac Newton Parker, b. Dec. 4, 18GG; farmer at Gi'eene, 
Me.; m., IMarch 25, 1893, Clara G. Moore of Howard 
Lake, Minn. On April 14, 1893, this family moved 
to the old Greene (Me.) homestead. 
(9) JMarguerithe May Parker, b. Nov. 24, 1895. 
(9) Harlan Newton Parker, b. April G, 1898. 
(9) Paul Dixon Parker, b. May 19, 1899. 
(8) Myrtie May Parker, b. Nov. 18, 18G9; resides Greene, 
Me.; ni., Oct. 18. 1888, Herbert A. Stevens. 
(9) Paul Linwood Stevens, b. May 17, 1889. 
(9) Parker Francis Stevens, b. March 2G, 1894. 
(7) Isaac Newton Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Sept. 11, 1833; 
d. Brunswick, Me., July 11, 1904 (70y., 10m.). "In 
1854 he was in the milk business in Boston Mass. 
Al)out a year later he moved to Bowdoin, Me., where 
for 19 years he carried on the large farm which he had 
purchased. In Bowdoin he was ever regarded as one 
of the pronjinent citizens. He served on the board of 
selectmen for several years. He was chairman of that 
board when he left Bowdoin in 1874. He then lived in 
Webster and Greene, Me. He moved to Brunswick, 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 269 

Me., about 1894. Here he did a large business in mow- 
ing machines, which lie sold for over 35 years. For 
some time he had charge of a large territory as agent 
for the McCormiek Harvestry Co., of Chicago, 111. He 
won one of the four prizes offered to New England 
agents who sold the laruest number of machines in one 
season. They gave him a free trip to the St Louis 
Exposition. He was a wonderfully energetic and suc- 
cessful man. and this was in spite of the fact that 
both his hands were badly crippled when he was an 
infant, his fingers having been drawn up by some ter- 
rible burns. The only two fingers which were saved 
from this early accident were lost in a machine later 
on in life. He had the genuine Thompson grit, and this 
and his shrewdness and ability overcame all obstacles 
in liis way." He helped greatly in the writing of the 
Thompson history, and all that he sent was neatly and 
clearly written. M., in Topsham, Me., Oct. 24, 1854, 
Betsy Jane Jones, who d. Dec. 31, 1905 (74y., 8m., 
23d.); daughter of Elijah Jones and Betsy Whitney. 
(8) Frank Jones Thompson, li. Bowdoin, Me., Sept. 20, 
1855; a prosperous farmer at Webster, Me.; in Bow- 
doin until 1882; in Monmouth until Feb., 1885; in 
Lewlston until 189G, then to Webster; m., Aug. 30, 
1874, Emma Jane Roberts, b. Bowdoin, Me., Aug. 30, 
1855; daughter of Nathaniel Roberts and Eliza Jane 
Grover. 
(9) Isaac Nathaniel Thompson, li. Bowdoin, Me., Jan. 23, 
187G; resides on a farm at Wales, Me.; studied in 
granunar school, Lewiston, Me.; m., Nov. 4, 1903, 
Cora B. Frost of Wales, Me. 
(9) Bertha Marcia Thompson, b. Bowdoin, July 4, 1877; 

d. Webster, Dec. 11, 1897. 
(9) Emma Thompson, b. Bowdoin, March G, 1881; resides 
Lisbon Falls, Me.; m. Joel M. Ham of Wales, Me., 
a painter. 
(10) Frank Newton Ham, b. Jan. 16, 1905. 
(9) Celestie Mae Thompson, b. Monmouth, Me., Aug. 20, 
1883; graduated Sabattus (Me.) Grammar School, 
1903. 
(9) John Fred Thompson, h. Lewiston, Me., Jan. IG, 1888. 
(8) Alfred Moses Thompson, b. Bowdoin, Me., March 24, 
1859; a successful farmer at Greene, Me., R. F. D. 
No. 2; studied in Litchfield (Me.) Academy; m., 
March 22, 1S8G, Rhoda Ann Cushman, b. Oakfield, 



•270 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

Me., May 20, 1870; daughter of Sullivan Cushmaii 
and Mai-ia W. Bviggs. 
(9) 'William Lester Thompson, b. July 1.4, 1SS7. 
(9) Winifred Alice Thompson, b. Aug. 2, 1888. 
(9) Annie May Thompscni, b. June 1, 1893. 
(9) Alfred Newton Thompson, b. Feb. 8, 189G. 
(9) Ethel Irene Thompson, b. March 28, 1906. 
(8) Emma Jane Thompson, 1). June 26, 1865; resides Bruns- 
wick, Me.; studied iu Sabattus (Me.) High School; 
m., Nov. 4, 1882, John William Edwards, b. Dexter, 
Me., Feb. 12, 18G2; farmer; son of Simeon Edwards 
and Mary Ann Feltham. 
(9) Ethel Maud Edwards, b. Aug. 10, 1883. 
***** 
(6) Eunice Thompson, b. Topsham. Me., Aug. 25, 1799; d. 
March 4, 1S85 (85y.). "Single. Lived on the old Thomp- 
son homestead, beloved by all who knew her." 

(6) Moses Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Aug. 1, 1801; d. May 22, 
1878 (76y.); a successful farmer at Topsham, Mf-.; m. 
Eliza Jameson, b. Topsham, 1795; d. 1843. 
(7) Frances Ellen Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Jan. 9, 1837; 
d. Bath, Me., May 12, 1887; m., Feb. 24, 1860, Lorenzo 
Totman, b. East Harpswell, Me., Oct. 19, 1831; d. Bath, 
Me., Dec. 19, 1885; sail maker; son of Elisha Totman 
and Lucretia.Wyer. 
(8) Ida Eliza Jane Totman, b. March 3, 1861; R. P. D. No. 
1, Jacksonville, Fla; resided in Topsham four years, 
then in Bath, Me., until marriage; since then in 
Florida; graduated from Bath (Me.) High School, 
June, 18S0; m., July 23, 1889, Eugene Buck, b. Credo, 
W. Va., Oct. 15, 1860; dentist; son of Lorenzo Buck 
and Octavia Oilman. 
(7) Oliver Franklin Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., 1840; m. 
(first), Sai-;!li Hamilton Small of Lewiston, Me.; m. 
(second), Ella Small of Lewiston, Me. 
Children of first wife: 

(8) Minnie Thompson; d. 1884. 
(8) Frank Thmnpson. 
(8) Mrs. Lizzie Chesley. 
Children of second wife: 
(8) Leona Thompson. 

(8) Maurice Thompson. ' 

***** 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 271 

(6) David Thompson, b. Sept. 11, 1803; d. Feb. 14, 1884 (SOy.) ; 
farmer at Topsham, Me.; m. (firs^t), Harriet Snow, b. 
Brunswick, Me., March 7, 1801; d. Aug. 27, 1846; daugh- 
ter of Aaron Snow and Hannali Aubens; no children; m. 
(second), Dec. 30, 1849, Abigail Her.sey Dill, b. Falmouth, 
Me., July 2, 181G; d. Dec. 12, 1893; daughter of Enoch 
Dill and Draxa Fields. 
(7) Emily Amanda Thompson, b. Nov. 24, 1850; m., Nov. 21, 
1876, Joseph Whitney, b. Topsham, Me., Oct. 18. 1850; 
farmer; son of Jeremiah Fowler Whitney and Charity 
Rogers Hunter. 
(8) Ella Charity Whitney, b. Nov. 21, 1877. 
(8) Horace Jere Whitney, b. July 31, 1879; graduate of 

Topsham High School. 1896 : farmer. 
(8) George David Whitney, b. Nov. 15, 1881; d. June 14, 

1899. 
(8) Mary Alibie Whitney, b. Sept. 23, 1887. 
(7) David Lemuel Thompson, b. Topsham, Jan. 14, 1852; d. 
Feb. 22, 1884. "He went to the cemetery to select and 
arrange for his father's grave, changing his heavy 
footwear for thin; took a violent cold and soon died. 
His baby boy, David, died in a few months so that 
three David Thompsons died in one house in less than 
a year, and left no son in tlie family to retain the 
Thompson name." Farmer; graduated from Farming- 
ton (Me.) Normal School; m., June 24, 1875, Huldah 
Crawford Hyde, b. Topsham, Me., April 7, 1853; daugh- 
ter of Jude Hyde and Bethiah Ward. 
(8) Edith May Thompson, b. Topsham. Me.. March 26, 
1878; resides Brunswick, Me.; graduated Topsham 
High School, June 22, 1894; m., April 20, 1904, George 
Irving Prince, b. Brunswick, Me., Dec. 21, 1873; 
farmer; son of A. J. Prince and Gorilla Given. 
(8) Bessie Garfield Thompson, b. Nov. 7, 1881; resides 
Bath, Me. ; graduated from Topsham High School ; 
m., June 23, 1904, Lendall E. Knight. 
(8) David Otis Thompson, b. March 1, 1884; d. Aug. 18, 
1884. 
(7) Abbie Esther Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Aug. 30, 1857; 
resides Hopkinton, Mass.; has lived Belfast, Me., and 
in Massachusetts, Worcester, Milford and Hopkinton; 
m., July 21, 1880, Hiram Franklin Gowell, b. Bowdoin, 
Me., Sept. 12, 1851; farmer; son of Alfred Gowell and 
Elizabeth Brown. 



272 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(G) Lydia Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., Nov. 27, 1805; d. Aug. 
28, 1905 (99y., 9m., Id.); resided Greene, Me.; m. Calvin 
Mower, b. Greene, Me., May 7, 1800; d. July 22, 1874; 

farmer; son of .John Mower and Elizabeth . One 

wrote of Lydia (Thompson) Mower a few years ago: 
"Each day finds her busy with her work and taking an 
active interest in the affairs of the day. During the past 
year her busy hands have completed ten large bed 
quilts and more would have followed if the patchwork 
had held out. Many friends have received gifts of stock- 
ings and mittens from her hands, and she has assisted 
in the housework and the making of clothes for rela- 
tives. She said: 'I should be miserable if I did no work, 
and I spend the greater part of my time in sewjng. I 
had rather do it than anything else.' Her needlework is 
perfection. Mrs. Mower said: 'My fathei", Lemuel Thomp- 
son, owned the first carriage ever brought into Topsham. 
Me. It was rather a crude affair, having a high bo.-^ seat 
and fiMider, with straight shafts and wooden springs, yet 
it was the envy of all. It was greatly admired, though 
it was a decidedly hard vehicle for riding as compared 
with the vehicles of the present day. When I was a girl 
it was rather hard for children to get shoes to wetir, and 
the cost, and the limited amount of money in circulation, 
cut down our supply so that one pair had to last for a 
long time. In summer time, to save expense, we walked 
to school in our bare feet, and except on Sunday to 
church and to other prominent gatherings, seldom wore 
our shoes. Churches were not very plenty and the near- 
est one to my father's was four miles, and we all walked 
there on Sunday. The older people usually went on horse- 
back. Often in days gone by have I rode on the rump of 
the horse while I held with one hand to the crupper- 
strap and with the other to the waist of my mother's 
dress. When we walked to church we did not put on ou? 
shoes and stockings until we came near the place of ser- 
vice, and they were carried in a bundle when we went 
home. In those early days we used flint instead of 
matches, and the punk and tow prevailed. We never 
dared to let the fires on the hearths go out. because it was 
so hard to light them again with the flint and punk. 
Sometimes we went to a neighbor's with the tongs and in 
these bore home a coal of fire. It was hard to make the 
tallow candles before the moulds for them came into u.se. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 273 

We took pieces of wick and dipped them in the hot tal- 
low, allowing them to drip a bit, and then with each 
dripping they conid he held in the cool of the cellar to 
hai'den. This was rather a slow process, bnt we thus got 
quite a fair-shaped candle. White bread was somewhat 
scarce in those days, but afterwards became very com- 
mon. Bread was made from buttermilk. Soda was not 
very plenty then, and when we got out of the powder we 
used a preparation made of corn cobs, which was made 
by burning the corn and cobs to ashes and then adding 
water to make a lye, which, after straining, was to all 
intents and purposes as good to raise a batch of bread 
as the best soda in the market. Sometimes we used 
hardwood ashes for liquid soda, but it did not prove so 
satisfactory as the other kind. Pastry was limited, and 
cakes and pies were not used much except when company 
■was around. Our cooking was all done over the fire- 
place, and pork, beans, potatoes, Indian meal pudding 
and bread, constituted the common Itill of fare. The po- 
tatoes were boiled in a kettle suspended from a. crane 
over the fire, so that it could be swung in and out as the 
cook desired. I\Ieat was fried in a long-handled rpider 
or frying pan held over the roaring flames. While the 
cooking was primitive, I have never been able to find any- 
thing which would excel the suet cakes which were 
cooked by my mother in the old Dutch oven. The chil- 
dren never tired of those cakes, and mother always had 
some of them ready for us when we came home from 
school at night." 
(7) Susan Eunice Mower, b. Greene, Me., July 5, 1S4-1; re- 
sides Greene and 131 First Avenue S., Minneapolis, 
Minn.: m.. 1SG.5, William H. Harris, a lawyer. 
(8) Three children, who are married. 
(7) Ann Maria !Mower, b. Greene, Me., May 4, 1S49; resides 
Lewiston, Me.; m., 1868, Almon Burton Donnell, b. 
Webster, Me., Oct. 3, 1845; farmer and carpenter; sou 
of Jesse D. Donnell, who d. Fel). 16, 1902, and of Sarah 
A. Thompson. 
(8) Burton Calvin Donnell, b. Greene, Me., Aug. 1, 1869; 

resides Portland, Me.. 
(8) Alice Mabel Donnell, b. Greene, Feb. 2, 1872; m., Dec. 
30, 1892, George W. Fogg of Auburn, Me. 
(9) Elmer Donnell Fogg, b. June 3, 1897. 
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274 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

(8) Leslie Mower Douuell, b. Greene, Sept. 28, 1882. 

:i: ^ ♦ * * 

(6) Oliver Thompson, b. Topsham, Me., May 9, 1808; d. June 1, 
1837. "He died on the Mississippi River." 

:{: ^ 4: * 4: 

(6) Lewis Thompson, 1). Topsham, Me., Sept. 30, 1810; d. Jan. 
12, 1886 (75y., 3m.); he always lived on the Topsham 
homestead; m., by Rev. Mr. Lord, May 19, 1842, Pauline 
Barker Sawyer, b Jan. 26, 1817. A noble woman and of 
great help with these records. She lately wrote: "I 
have tried tor more than 65 years to be a worker in the 
vineyard of the Lord. I desire to be more faithful. My 
hope of Heaven grows brighter." The daughter of Jo- 
seph Sawyer and Mary Blanehard of Lisbon, Me. 
(7) Susan Jane Thompson, b. July 15, 1844 ; resides Auburn. 
Me.; m., Feb. 22, 1868, George E. Longley. 
(8) Burton Lewis Longley, b. Sept. 18, 1868. 
(8) Ada M. Longley, b. Sept. 24, 1873. 
(7) Augusta Marilla Thompson; b. June 5, 1846; resides 

Greene. Me.; m.. May 22. 1868. W. E. Longley. 
(7) Palmer Curtis Thompson, b. March 8, 1856; resides Bos- 
ton, Mass.; m., Jan. 1, 1879, Fannie D. Newe'l. 
<S) Ethel M. Thompson, b. Nov. 24, 1880. 
(8) Guy Lewis Tliompson, b. Dec. 22, 1885. 
(8) Melissa Thompson, b. Aug. 7, 1890. 
(7) Melissa Thompson; d. May 26, 1861 (lOy., 10m., ISd.). 
<7) Angeline Thompson, d. May 22, 1864 (lly., 2m., 14d.). 

(6) Rufus Thompson, b. Topsham. Me.. Oct. 26. 1812; d. April 
21, 1889 (76y., 5m.); farmer in Topsham, Me.; m. Eliza 
Cole, who d. Feb. 14, 1892. 
(7) George "Woodbury Thompson. "He lives on his father's 
farm, being the only male descendant of Lemuel Thomp- 
son in Topsham, though six sons settled on farms in 
that town, and all had one or more sons." M. Gertrude 
' Green. 

18) Gladys Thompson. 
(8) Alton Thompson. 

***** 

(6) Ezra Thompson, b. March 10, 1815; d. Sept. 18, 1815 (6m.). 



APPENDIX. 

The Ancestry of Rev. Daniel Parker. Records of 
Halliday Family and Others Connected with the 
Parkers. 

Much of this is from a pamphlet written ])y Eben A. 
Parker, a meml.)er of the bar at Indianapolis, Ind. It 
was read at the semi-centennial anniversary of Clermont 
Academy. IMiich of the data was sent by INIrs. S. C. Davis 
and by Miss Julia P. Cutler of JMarietta, Ohio, daughters 
of Judge Ephraim Cutler. 

About 1644 there came to America from Wiltshire, Eng- 
land, five Parker brothers — Abraham, Jacob, James, Jo- 
seph and John. They first settled at Woburn, IMass. ; they 
belonged to a family of distinction in England, and bore 
with them a coat of arms and a crest, evidences of military 
renown. The coat of arms was kept through four genera- 
tions and then lost. Heraldic description, "He beareth 
party perpale, or sable, on a chevron, gules, three bucks' 
heads between three amulets ; the name Parker. The Par- 
ker crest is a knight's head, the helmet with the visor 
closed." The three amulets charged on the shield are 
marks of distinction conferred on the fifth son. 

Abraham and James Parker were farmers. All of these 
five Parker brothers were men of consideration in that 
early time, and some held positions of trust and honor. In 
1660 James Parker was appointed by the town commission- 
ers to treat with the Indians, and, with others, to set off 
land adjoining Chelmsford for one of the tribes. In 1663 
he was appointed sergeant in a military company for home 
protection. In 1673. with others, he petitipned the court 
to lay out and settle a plantation adjoining the town, and 



276 THOMPSON GENEAT.OGY. 

to set aside 500 acres of land for the maintenance of an 
orthodox minister. 

(1) Abraham Parker. He was admitted a.^ a freeman in 1G45; 

in 1653, witli liis I)rottier8, except Jolin Parlver, wlio istttled 

in An<l()vi'r, Mass.. he moved from Woburn, Mass., to 

Chelmsford, Mass. In Wobnrn, Mass., Nov. IS, 1G44, hi' m. 

Rose Whitloclv. 

(2) Jacob Parker; d. Clielmsford, Mass., 16G9: he had nine 

children; his widow, Sarah, presented an inventory of 

his estate to the eonrt April 6. 1669. (She m. [secon<I], 

Aug. 4, 1675, Capt. John Waite of Maiden. Mass., a leader 

in civil and religious life; he represented his town in the 

House of Deputies for eighteen years; he was speaker of 

the House in 1664. Sarah d. Jan. 13, 1707 [Sly.].) 

(3) Jacob Parker, b. Chelmsford, Mass., 1652; d. Maiden, 

'.Mass., Oct. 31, 1694. 
(3) Sarah Parker, b. Chelmsford, Mass.. Jan. 14, 1654; d. 
July 1, 1678. She was the second wife of Nathaniel 
Howard of Charlestown, Mass. 
(3) Thomas Parker, b. Chelmsford, Mass., March 28, 1756; d. 
Maiden, Mass. (79y. ). He is said to have built the old 
Parker mansion on the old homestead where he died. 
This homestead is one of Maiden's historic spotp. His 
widow, Rebecca, d. Dec. 20, 1758 (75y.). 
(4) Rebecca Parker, b. Oct. 31, 1705; d. young. 
(4) Thomas Parker, b. Oct. 31, 1705; m., April 5, 1731, 

Mary Upham. 
(4) Jacob Parker, b. J;.in. 9. 1707. 

(4) David Parker, 1). May 2, 1710; d. Oct. 5, 1760 (50y.); 
m., Sept. 5, 1740, Mary Upham. b. 1715; d. Nov. 25, 
1794. She was of the fifth Upham generation. (The 
Upham ancestor was Dea. John Upham, b. England, 
1597; settled in Weymouth, Mass.; buried in Maiden, 
Mass., where his gravestone bears the inscription; 
"Here lies the body of John Upham, age 84 years. 
He died Feb. 25, 1S61. He was the first inhabitant of 
New England who bore the name of Upham." Lieut. 
Phineas Uphanr; d. Oct., 1676, of wounds received at 
the battle of Canonicus, the Narragansett fort; he 
m. Ruth Wood; John Upham^; Samuel Upham', who 
m. Mary Grover. ) 
(5) Mary Parker, b. May 26, 1741; d. young. 
(5) Rebecca Parker, b. Nov. 18, 1742; d. Oct. 13, 1819. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. ^77 

(5) William Parker, b. June 10, 1745; d. Nov. 26, 1825; 
in., Jan. 28, 1772, Mary Warner% b. Feb. 5, 1752; d. 
Feb. 17, 1811. Her Warner ancestry: (1) Will- 
iam Warner, who came from England and settled 
in Ipswich, Mass., 1637, and d. 1648; (2) Elder 
Philemon Warner of Ghmcester, Mass., who M. 
Elizabeth Woodward; (3) Daniel Warner; (4) 
Elder Philemon Warner.) This William Parker 
settled in Newburyport, Mass., where he an^t his 
wife became members of the Presbyterian Church, 
under the ministration of the renowned Jonathan 
Parsons and John Murray. William Parker was a 
man of uprightness and Christian character. A 
cabinet maker l)y trade, he manufactured furni- 
ture and exported it to the West Indies, where it 
found a pi'ofitable market. He thus not only se- 
cured a competency for himself and family l)ut 
had a surplus from which he purchased, in 1787, 
a share of 1,173 acres of land in what was then 
known as the "Ohio Company's Purchase." This 
company was formed of such men as Gen Rufus 
Putnam of Revolutionary renown, with Rev. Ma- 
nassah Cutler, of civic and religious distinction. 
In 1788 William Parker traveled to his posses- 
sions in the West. Truly this was a great strug- 
gle to leave behind the kindred, and the higher 
civilization and refinement which was fast gather- 
ing around them, for the happiness and betterment 
of the young and interesting family. The hard- 
ships and privations which attended their move- 
ments were not so keenly felt upon the journey as 
when, on arriving at western Pennsylvania, no 
habitation could be found to live in except a sheep 
pen which the sturdy pioneer who had preceded 
him permitted him to move his family into, as 
the sheep were driven out, and in which the Par- 
ker family was sick for a month. The Indian 
wars prevented William Parker's forward move- 
ment from this place. He purchased a small farm 
in the forks of the "Yough," where he remained 
until 1800. Then, on a flatboat, he navigated the 
Ohio River to the land he had purchased on Lead- 
ing Creek, in Meigs County, O. On arriving there 
he found the unbroken forest in all its srrandeur 



278 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

and loveliness. The family remained on the flat- 
boat until a cabin was built. 
(6) Elizabeth Warner Parker, b. Sept. 21, 1773; d. 

June 9, 1850; unm. 
(C) William Parker, b. Newburyport, Mass., .July 4, 
1775; d. Pomeroy, O., Dec. 3, 1855 (SOy.); m.. 
May 13, 1802, Betsy Wyatt, b. Beverly, Mass., 
Oct. 2, 1784; d. at Athens, O., Aug. 6, 1889 
(S5y.) ; daughter of Joshua Wyatt and El'zabeth 
Shaw. 
(7) Edwin Warner Parker, b. March 26, 1803; d. 
Aug. 24, 1839; m., Oct. 11, 1827, Ann Caldwell 
Stout, b. Oct. 10, 180G; d. Sept. 24, 1837. 
(7) Elizabeth Parker, b. April 7, 1805; d. Feb. 18, 
1861; m., April 7, 1822, Samuel Halliday. (See 
Halliday records.) 
(7) William Parker, b. Feb. 9, 1807; d. Feb. 11, 
1880 (73y.); m., Sept. 15, 1831, Lavina Stout, 
b. Dec. 1, 1812; d. Jan. 16, 1889. 
(7) Daniel Parker, b. Oct. 22, 1809; d. Jan. 19, 1893; 
m., Nov. 2, 1847, Catherine E. Gillespie, b. Feb. 
29, 1823. 
(7) Mary Parker, b. Feb. 19, 1812; d. Feb. 28, 1812. 
(7) Joshua Wyatt Parker, b. Feb. 19, 1812; d. Du- 
buque, la., Feb. 25, 1893; m., Feb. 19. 1834, 
Eliza McQuigg, b. Spencer, N. Y., Feb. 22, 
1812; d. Dubuque, la., July 31, 1901. 
(7) John Newton Parker, b. Aug. 14, 1814- d. June 

29, 1816. 
(7) Mary Warner Parker, b. Dee. 2, 1816; d. Sept. 
20, 1895; m. (first), Sept. 28, 1835, Bucking- 
ham J. Cooley, who d. Feb. 7, 1836; m. (sec- 
ond), Jan. 13, 1839, William Drew Bartlett, 
who d. Dec. 28, 1849 (49y.). 
(7) Silas Parker, b. May 5, 1819; d. April 5, 1878; 
m., June 16, 1852, Pearley Jane Ward, b. Oct. 
2, 1826. 
(7) Sarah Ann Parker, b. Oct. 29, 1823; d June 30, 
1852; m., as his second wife, Dec. 22, 1842,. 
Tobias Avery Plantz, who d. June 19, 1887. 
^6) Sally Parker, b. June 6, 1777; d. June 30 1846; m. 

Ephraim Cutler. 
(6) John Parker, b. June'^2, 1779; d. 1849; m. Lucy 
Cotton. 




William Parker. 2d. born at Newburyport, Mass., July 4. 1785, died at Pomeroy, 

Ohio, December 3, 1855. 

(This picture is copied from daguerreotype taken in 184-8.) 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 279 

(6) Rev. Daniel Parker, b. Aug. 7, 1781; a. Mouni Hy- 
i;iene. 0., March 22, ISGl; in. Priscilla (Mulloy) 
Ring. (See full records.) 
(6) Polly Parker, b. May 27, 1783; m. Judge Gushing 

Shaw. 
(C) Nancy Parker, b. March 21, 1785; d. Salem, 0., 

April 4, ISGl; m. Stephen Strong; no children. 
(6) Susanna Parker, b. M:irch 10, 1787; d. July 5, 

1813; ni. Dr. Sylvanus Everett. 
(C) Fanny Parker, b. March 2G, 1789; m. John For- 

dyce. 
(C) Ebenezer Parker, b. Dec. 22, 1792; d. near Cincin- 
nati, 0., Sept. 22, 1873: m. Mary Swett, daughter 
of Benjamin Swett of Newburyport, Mass. 
(C) Clarissa Parker, b. May 10, 1795; d. Feb. 24, 1817; 
m. Peter Shaw. 
(5) Jacob Parker, b. Dec. 28, 1748; d. May 25, 1805. 
(5) Silas Parker, b. Aug. 6, 1748. 

(5) Mary Parker, b. \March 12, 1750; d. Nov. 21, 1819. 
(5) Phoebe Parker, b. Dec. 7, 1751; d. March 14. 1S36. 
(5) Nathan Parker, b. Sept. 12, 1752/'53; d. Aug. 28. 

1839. 
(5) Esther Parker, b. April 30, 1755; d. Feb. 28, 177S. 
(5) Huldah Parker, b. June 3, 1757; d. June, 1829. 
(5) Ebenezer Parker, b. March 27, 17G1; d. Nov. 13, 1823. 
(4) John Parker, b. Oct. 28, 1712. 

(4) Joanna Parker, b. April 18, 1715; m. Thomas Lynde. 
(4) Benjamin Parker, 1). April 17, 1817; m. Phrebe Crreen. 
(4) Rebecca Parker, b. May S, 1719; m. Benjamin Buck- 
man. 
(4) Rachel Parker, b. May 8, 1719; m. Jabez Lynde. 
(4) Esther Parker, b. Aug. 18, 1721; m. John Harnden. 
(3) Tabitha Parker, b. Feb. 28, lG58/'59; m. Stephen Pierce 

of Chelmsford, Mass. 
(3) Rebecca Parker, b. May 29, IGGO; m., June 27, 1GS2, Jona- 
than Danforth of Billerica, Mass. 
(3) Rachel Parker, b. March 8, lG84/'85; m. John Floyd of 

Maiden, Mass.; son of Capt. John Floyd. 
(3) Mary Parker, b. Sept. 8, 1687; d. Jan. 8, 17G*3; m Thomas 

Waite; son of John Waite of Maiden, IMass. 
(3) Ebenezer Parker; resided Chelmsford, Mass., 1715. 



280 THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 

THE HALLIDAY RECORDS 

(1) Alexander Ilalliday and his wife, Jean Halliday, whose par- 
ents were not relatives, lived in Auchencaira, Parish of 
Kirkmahoe, County of Dumfries. Scotland. Alexander 
Halliday died in Scotland. 
(2) Samuel Halliday, the second son, b. Scotland, Oct. 17, 1799; 
d. Aug. 25, 1S8U; he graduated from the University of 
Edinburgh, Scotland; he immigrated from Scotland to 
America, May 19, 1818; Aug. 19, 1818, he stopped in 
Rutland, Meigs (then Gallia) County, O. His mother, 
with six other sons, followed two years later and set- 
tled in the same county; these sons all married and 
raised families. In 1906 there were 300 living de- 
scendants of tlae mother, Jean Halliday, scattered in 
many states west of Ohio. The descendants of Samuel 
Halliday are ninety. "The Halliday Clan was so numer- 
ous in Scotland that the family has not been much 
traced )ieyt)nd two generations beyond Alexander Hal- 
liday'." The coat of arms was copied from one found 
in the study of Sir Walter Scott. "There are other Hal- 
lidays in America, but this family has not traced 
them to the first ancestors in America, or to a Scotch 
ancestor." Samuel Halliday m. (first), April 7, 1822, 
Eliza Parker, b. Rutland, Meigs County, O., April 7. 1805; 
d. Feb. IS, 1861; daughter of William Parker"^ and Betsy 
Wyatt; m. (second), April 29, 1806, Mrs. Jeanuett Bra- 
ley, nee McKnight. b. New Brunswick, Dec. 9, 1831; d. 
Galliopolis, O., April 1, 1905. 
Children of first wife: 

(3) Alexander Wyatt Halliday, b. Feb. 2, 1S25; d. Aug. 24, 

1830. 
■(3) William Parker Halliday, b. July 21, 1827; d. Sept. 23, 
1899; m., at Louisville, Ky., July 13, 1858, Eliza Craig 
Wright. 
(3) Jane Halliday, b. Jan. 29, 1830; d. April 28, 1885; m., 

April 17, 1849, Rufus Putnam Robbins. 
(3) Samuel Bennet Halliday, b. July 19, 1832; d. Dec. 1, 
1868; m.. May 1, 1855, Elizabetli P. Remington, b. Oct. 
20, 1830; d. May 10, 1880. 
(3) Edwin Warner Halliday, b. May 11, 1836; resides Cairo, 
111.; m., June 28, 1804, at Macon, Ga., Emma Wither- 
spoon, b. {Memphis, Tenn., July 9, 1844. 
(4) Emma Cocke Halliday, b. Nov. 7, 1805; d. July 11, 1806. 



THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 281 

(4) Alice Withersiioou Halliday. li. Seiit. 26, 1867: gradu- 
ated Vassal" College. 
(4) Samuel Halliday, h. Sept. 4, 1869; studied in University 
of Illinois; m., Feb. 25, 1895, Nellie Barry Gilbert, b. 
July 22, 1871. 
(4) Vest.i Halliday, b. Au.tc. 7, 1870; graduated Vassar Col- 
lege; ni., April 15, 1895, Walter H. Wood, b. April 30, 
1869. 
(4) Edwin Halliday, b. July 20, 1871; d. Marcli 24, 1872. 
(4) Edna Halliday, b. Dec 22, 1872; d. Dec. 22, 1872. 
(4) Edwin Halliday. b. Dec. 20. 1873; ni.. Jan. 18. 1898. 

Kuth Itristow Hudson, b. April 6, 1874. 
(4) Edith Halli(biy, b. Dec. 9, 1875; m., Dec. 30, 1902, J. J. 

Jennells. 
(4) Emma Halliday, b. Nov. 18, 1877; studied in Chicago 

University; m., Sept. 8, 1904, Edward L. Gilbert. 
(4) Martha Halliday, b. Dec. 19, 1879; .studied in Chicago 

University. 
(4) Eliza Halliday, b. March 9, 1882; studied Aschani Hall, 

Chicago, 111. 
(4) Fred Davis Halliday, b. Sept. 4, 1885; cadet Culver 
(Ind.) Military Academy. 
(3) Daughter, b. Aug. 11. 1838; d. Aug. 14, 1838. 
(3) Eliza Shaw Halliday. b. Aug. 2. 1839; d. San Diego. Cal.. 

April 24, 1889; m., Dec. 25, 1862, Charles T. Hinds. 
(3) Henry Laing Halliday, b. March 7, 1842; d. Sept. 2, 
1895; m., March 7, 1867, Laura Evans, b. July 24, 
1846; d. March 12, 1S9S. 
(3) Thomas Wyatt Halliday, b. June 10, 1844; d. Sept. 18, 
1892; m., May 1, 1866, Charlotte Josephine Taylor, b. 
April 3, 1849; d. July 28, 1906. 
(3) Mary Caroline Halliday, b. April 2, 1847; resides-' At- 
lanta, Ga. 
Child of second wife: 

(3) Ann Jean Halliday, b. Gallia County, O., Jan. 6, 18G8; m., 
Sept. 17, 1884, .Tohn H. Ewing, b. Galliopolis, 0., Oct. 
27, 1867. 



INDEX TO THOMPSON GENEALOGY. 



r 



PAGE 

Aaron 28, 31, 55, 153 

Abbie Esther 271 

Abel 8, 81, 119 

Abel 11 1-iO 

Abijah 137 

Abigail 7. S. 14. 15, 55, 68, 150, 153 

Abijah Harvey 1-12 

Ahner Purington 33 

Actor Pa tten 61 

Ada E 151 

Adelbert 256 

Adeline Donham 183 

Adrian 30 

Agnes May 151 

Albert 120, 121 

Albert T 42 

Albert Trufant 151 

Alexander 6. 7, 8, 10, 11 

13, 156, 248, 261 

Alexander I'hilbrook 168 

Alfaretta 264 

Alfaretta May .265 

Alfred Ilerrick 68 

Alfred Moses 269 

Alfred Newton 270 

Alfred S 267 

Alice 61 

Alice Mildred 127 

Alice Quimby 61 

Alice Wildes 257 

Alonzo 113 

Alonzo A 185 

Alonzo Heard 115 

Alphens 119 

Alphens B., Capt 255 

Alton 274 

Alvah K 185 

Amos 11, 54, 78, 94, 113 

Angeline ' 274 

Anita Mabel 121 

Ann Maria 71 

Anna 8 

Annah 122 

Annetta Jane 138 

Annie Albretta 267 

Annie Eugenia 39 

Annie Maud 28 

Annie May 270 

Arabella 72 

Arnold Keith 142 

Augusta Marilla 274 

Augustine 119 

Baker B 186 

Barbara 41 

Barnard Newall 14' 

Benjamin 7, 13. 31. 55, 149, 150 

190, 248. 261, 262 

Benjamin Alexander 185 

Bertha Marcia 269 

Bessie Garfield 271 

Betsey 15, 82 

Beulah 142 

Caleb 13, 14 

Caroline 120, 255 



Caroline M 127 

Caroline Mehitable 62 

Caroline Stinson 135 

Carylin 121 

Catherine Mcintosh *. 70 

Celestie Mae 269 

C. H 27 

Chapin Edward 141 

Charles 27, 120, 263 

Charles Alexander 255, 256 

Charles E 185 

Charles Edgeeomb 28 

Charles Haynes 117 

Charles Holman 74 

Charles Lawrence 256 

Charles Lewis 262 

Charles Sproull 40 

Charles Wesley 120 

Charles Woodl)ury 39 

Charlotte 68, 163 

Charlotte Welsh 181 

Chester Ezekiel 75 

Chiloa Ann 152 

Clara Dunning 263 

Clara Sylvia 74 

Clarence Fairfield 127 

(^onverse Conkling 185 

Cora Mabel 127 

Cornelius 11, 16. 44. 46. 62, 70 

Cornelius, Capt 12 

Corydon 150 

Curtis 8 

Cynthia Patten 267 

Cvrus 116 

Daniel 8 

Daniel P 264 

David 13, 14, 156, 271 

David Havnes 119 

David Lemuel 271 

David Otis 271 

David Page 14 

David. Rev 162 

Dinah 8, 13 

Dlxev 259 

Dixev Wildes 252 

Dixey Wildes. Capt 257 

Dodavah Curtis 9, 13 

Dora MoUor 41 

Dorcas 2T 

Dwinal Burt 61 

Dwinal French, Prof 61 

Ebenezer 8 

Edgar 121 

Edith 151 

Edith Fairfax 41 

Edith May 271 

Edward Humphrey, Capt 260 

Elbridge '. 150, 151, 162 

Eleanor 118, 263 

Elena 255 

Elisha Baker 180 

Elizabeth 6. 7. 8, 10, 13 

14, 15, 18, 28 
Elizabeth Allen 7 



284 



INDEX. 



Dunniu^' 

II 

Lois . . . 

Loring- . . 

Sylvester 
Kllsworth .. 
Austin . . . . 
Austin. Jr... 

P 

I'urington . 



Amanda 



Elizabeth 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth 

Elmei- 

Emery 

Emery 

Emery 

Emery 

Emily 

Emily 

Emma 

Emma Jane 

Esther S. 0. 13. 

Ethel Blanchard 

Ethel Irene 

Ethel JI 

Eugene 40. 

Eugene, I )r 

Eunice 7. 47. 12;:, 2."ii. 

Eunice Harding 

Eva Laura 

Everett Andrews 

Ezekiel.... 10, 11, 11'. VA. 27. 32 

Ezra 7. 

Fae 

Fanny 

Fen B 

Flora 

Florence Mav 

Forest Blake 

P^rances E 

Frances Ellen 

Francesca Carillo 

Francis 2.'iG. 

Francis Alexander, Capt 

Frank I'AH. 

Fi'ank Jones 

L 

Wildes 

in 



Frank 
Frank 
Frank 
Fred ... 
Fred S.. 
Frederic 

(ieorge 

George Abijah 

(Jeorge Kenneth . . . 

Geoi'ge Knox 

George Owen 

<ieorge Quincy . . . . 
Geoi'ge Rayuard. . . 

George Wildes 

George Woodbury., 
(ieorgianna M. . . . 
(Jilbert Woodward 

Gladys 

Gladys 
(Jladys 
Gordon 
Ciuy Lewis 
Hannah. .. 



127 

14 

I.-..-. 

(>L' 

11.'. 

20.'. 

L'C.-. 

39 

40 

263 

271 

200 

270 

13.J 

139 

270 

274 

117 

11^2 

270 

74 

11!) 

isr, 
77 
274 
121 
114 
01 
121 
1.-.1 
127 
2.jO 
270 
2, J.". 
200 
260 
1^70 
2 09 
l.'il 
2.36 
133 
121 
267 



Eugene 7; 



. 162 
.141 
.142 
.142 
. 61 
, 18.". 
. 41 



.274 



.losephine. 
Teague. . . 
Saxtou ... 



Curtis. 
Smith. 



Coombs. 



Hannah 
Hannah 
Harlow 
Harmon 

Harold I' 

Harriet Augusta 

Harriet M 

Harriet te 

Harry 



.6. 7. .8, 
8:^. 133. 



10. 14. 40 

101'. 186. 



141 

274 

142 

26.-. 

61 

274 

, 68 

250 

1.53 

69 

40 

l.jl 

1'.2 

OS 

127 

63 

27 



llarrv Flovd 1.53 

Harry Leland 142 

Harry Lewis Brooks 142 

Hattie Irene 114 

Helen York 263 

Henry Franklin 128 

Henry Ilerriek 62 

Henry Ilersey 41 

Hezekiah Brvant 42 

Horatio Nelson 68. 162 

Huldah 9. 13, I.jO 

Humphrey 27 

Humphrey I'uringtou 40 

Isaac 7 

Isaac. Capt 264 

Isaac Cotton 68 

Isaac Nathaniel 269 

Isaac Newton 208 

Isaac Woodman 68 

Isaliella 2.-..'. 

Isabella Ann K 72 

Isabella Dunning 41 

Isaiah 31 

James 3. 6. 7, 8, 9. lo. 14. 16, 27 

28. 31, 44. 78. 149. 190 

James. Capt 10, 11. 10, 78 

James Franklin 140 

.Tames Smidlen 61 

Jane ."i:!. l.'.o. 162, 248 

Jedediah Herrick 61 

Jemima 32 

Jennie 4o 

.Jeremiah 163 

Jerome, Dr 121 

.Jesse , 8 

Joanna 152 

Joanna Brvant 43 

Joel 11, 60 

.Toel. ( 'i)l 55 

Joel Dwinal 60 

John 6. 8. 0. 12, 252 

John A 133 

John Albert 28 

John Budd. Dr 41 

John Cyrus 117 

John Franklin 141 

John Fred 209 

.John Holman 42, 74 

.Tohn. Sr 5 

Jonathan 0, 8. 9. 13. 55. 15o 

Joseph S. 10, 12, 14 

Joseph Henry 140 

Joseph. Jr 12 

.Josephine Bonaparte 110 

Joshua 14 

Josiah Sanford 61 

Judith 0. S. lo. IJ. 153 

Julia Ann 1 38, 141 

Julia Hatch 152 

Justin 14 

Lavina Carr 203 

La vina Uhoda 139 

LeGrand Mitchell 41 

Lemuel 7. 261 

Leona 270 

Lester Beals 142 

Levi 263 

Lewis 103. 274 

Lewis Alfred 264 

Lewis William 267 

Lizzie Jane 141 

Lois 40. 14(3 



INDEX. 



285 



I.oi-ena 168 

Lorena Anita 256 

I.ucinda Maud , IS."; 

Lucy 13 

Lucy Alice 117 

Luella Mav I'T. 142 

Lydla 7. lo, 33. 2.jti. 203. 272 

Lydla Brown 60 

Lyman 14 

Madaline 1.51 

Mandy Lucy 267 

Margaret 13, 2."(.") 

Maria 46 

Maria Ann (ioss 77 

Marion Stuart 263 

Martha .",5. 63 

Martha A 1 27 

Martha Cotton 64 

Mary 6. 8. 11, 13. 27. 71. 2.56. 265 

Mary Ann 138. 162 

Marv Eleanor 115 

Mary Elizabeth 130 

Mary Ellen 128 

Mary Ilazen 60 

Mary .Tane 1 2(> 

Marv Louise 142 

Mary Ruth 1 85 

Mary Simpson 267 

Matthew (Gardner 185 

Maud 121 

Maurice 270 

Mav 7 

Mehltable 13. 15. 55. 88 

Melissa 120, 274 

Mercy 10. 11. 14, 186 

Meribah 8 

Minerva E 263 

Minnie 270 

Miriam 13 

Moses 1 . 2(0 

Nancy Allen 75 

Naomi 8 

Nathan Webb 263 

Nathaniel 37 

Nathaniel French 01 

Nathaniel Purhiston. Capt 130 

Nathaniel Thomas Cleveland 130 

Norman Abel 141 

Olive 8. 46. 157 

Oliver 274 

Oliver Franklin 270 

Orifjen 162 

Orren 168 

Otho 1' 185 

Otis F 263 

Palmer Curtis 274 

I'eletiah 263 

Peletiah Haley 264 

I'enelope 68 

I'ercv Cleveland 139 

Percy E 185 

Percy F 152 

IMiineas 11, 55. 62. 77, 125 

126, 130. 153 

Phoebe 68 

Pollv 14 

Priscilla 8, 42. 55. 153. 156, 190 

Priscilla Abbott 41 

Kachel 27. 3o. '43. 70. 126. 168 

PLacbel Ann 140 

liachel Marv 75 

P.achel ^Yllsou 62 



Kalph Burton 41 

lialph Lathrop ogg 

Ralph I'orter 120 

Ray 128 

Rel'ecca 27 

Reliance 27. 28. 33 

Khoda (58, ' 146 

rjichard 11. 13. 14, 68 

Robert 5. 6, 11, 68, 74 

liobert Page 14 

Roxanna 140. 168 

Rufus 274 

Puith 13. 27. ;n. 43. 68, 71. 72, 117 

Sabrina 126 

Samuel 8. 14. 27. 68 

^Samuel. Brig.-Gen is. 27 

' Sa muel . .Jr 28 

'Samuel Stowers 14 

Samuel Totman 142 

Santord Oscar 151 

Sarah 6, 0. 10. 11, 13. 43 

62. 63. 150 

Sarah A 0. 28. 40 

Sarah Pennell .262 

Sarah I'urinton 257 

Seth 15 

Shul>al 46 

Sidney Watson 151 

Simeon Blake 127 

Sophia 172 

Stella 121 

Stephen 7 

Susan .Tane 274 

Susannah 77 

Sybil 147 

Tamsin 10, 11 

Thankful 28 

Theodore 14 

Theoi)hilus 68 

Theoiihilus Boynton 68 

Theophilus Charles 117 

Thomas 8. 11. 15. 46, 68 

Thomas Cheney 28 

Thomas Curtis 265 

Thomas Roy 1 85 

Thomas Wilson. Rev 61 

Viola Vincett 142 

Walter Arnold 74 

Weston. Hon 134 

Wildes T.. Capt 256 

William 5. 6. 7, 10. 12, 16. 44. 78 

149, 162, 190, 248, 261 

William A 183 

William Amos 117 

William Converse 185 

William Curtis 151 

William. Dr 121 

William IL. .Tr 267 

William Henrv 141. 267 

William Lee 139 

William Lester 270 

William Putnam 257 

William R 185 

William Reed 162 

William Wilson 61 

Willie P 259 

Winifred Alice 270 

Woodward 138 

Wooster 126 

T'uia Ellis 141 

I'pham 14 



OTHER NAMES THAN THOMPSON, 



PAGE 

Adams. Mary A 187 

Marv F 114 

Allard. Iloi-atio C 87 

William H 87 

Allen. Daniel P. and family 160 

Ezekiel 82-85 

Jessie 70 

Joseph and family 46 

Joseph D. and family 47 

Mai-v Ann 80-82 

Mehitable 68 

Alley. Margaret 61 

Rose 61 

Alexander. Cvrus and family 118 

Ilattie 40 

James 143 

John and family 118 

Lewis I' 146 

Mary and family 121 

Minerya 130 

Anderson, Carrie ;M 243 

Xels S 243 

William and family l.")7-158 

Andonaegui. Marie and family 2.56 

Andrews, Christopher 246 

Greenleaf 166 

Capt. Creenleaf and family. .. .166 

Kate Sophia and family 166 

Otis and family 16S-172 

Archibald. John 139 

Rebecca 139 

Atchley, Charles 240 

Aultman. Berulce 242 

Cassins M 241 

Daniel 240, 241 

Eben Lee 243 

Jennie 240 

William Boggers 241 

Aumond, Sarah ^Maria 222 

Austin. 11 

Baker. Capt. Elisha 157 

Hannah 157 

James O 218 

Sarah I'reston 218 

Baldwin, Charles B 244 

P. 1 244 

Banghart. William T. and family ... .247 

P.annon. John T ." 84 

Barker. Caleb and family 135-137 

Barkley. John Spencer and family... 221 

Rebecca ". . . . 220 

Barnes. James 86 

Barter. Harriet l.il 

Ileni-y l.M 

Bates. I losea l.-,0 

Beck. Callie Ellen 85 

William Nelson 185 

Bennion. Ilnttie 250 

Benson, William and family l 51 

Bibber. lUigene Coffin and family. ... 160 

Bickford, llosea and family ' 86 

r.illings. Ella Belle " 246 

Lydia 9:> 



PAGE 

Black, Garfield T 92 

Dr. Herbert A 170 

Blaisdell. Walter and family. . .204-206 

Blake. Catherine 126 

Jemima 126 

Simeon 126 

Blossom. Matthias, ancestry and de- 
scendants 186-189 

Boone, Louisa C 117 

William C 117 

Bowler, W. O. and family 193 

Boynton. Barnard and family. .. 139-140 

Edith M 139 

Henry 139 

Bradford. William 143 

Bradley, Andrew and family 162 

Foster ". 129 

Mary 1 129 

Bragdon. Jonathan and family. .179-180 

Branch. Sarah .' 70 

Briggs. George 267-268 

Brigham. Capt. Bertraud B. and 

family 153 

Brookman. Albert and family 93 

Brooks. Carrie L 142 

Nelson 142 

Robert and family 231 

Brown, Lieut. Benjamin 28 

Gertrude Rogers 75 

Moses 75 

Willie 75 

Bryan. James T 121 

Bryant. Benjamin R. and family.... 31 

Biichans. RoI)ert B 223 

Buck. Eugene 223 

Bundy. W. J 232-233 

Buker. Edward 87 

Emma .T 87 

Timothy 87 

William G 87 

Burdakin, James 129 

Walter 129 

Burke. Elizalieth A. C 239 

William 2.39 

Burrows. Annie 74 

Burt. :Mary Lena 61 

Solomon 61 

Buss. Karherine 84 

Byrne. Mary 207 

Camillo. Francesca 255 

Carlton. Charles 76 

Emma Ella 76 

Carmichael, Daniel K 84 

Irene 84 

:May Bessie 84 

Carr. Charles Edwin and family... 232 

James " 136 

John and family 138 

Joseph 138 

Dr. Lancelot 232-234 

Lizzie 232 

Martha Ellen 233 

Mary 136 



INDEX. 



287 



Carr, Xannie and familv 233 

Carroll, Edward F 251 

James N -ol 

William 8 251 

■Carson. Alexander 137 

Case. David F 173 

Elizabeth Katlierine and famil.v.165 

Chamberlain, Dr. DeWitt and fam- 
ily 128 

Dr. George 128 

Chase, Addie Frances 75 

Thomas and family 158 

Charles, Delilah Alexandria Amer- 
ica 110 

Irene Moore and family. . ..113-118 
Levin 113 

Chatman. .Tames 71 

Inez ■ 71 

Mildred 71 

Chick. Augusta D. and familv 171 

Levi 171 

Orra D 171 

Christy, Mary S3 

Clark, Abl)ie." 61 

Harriet E 73 

Howard K. and family 73 

Medora Frances 73 

Nathaniel. .Tr ".■'.-74 

Zillah 71 

Coburn, .lames Edward-. 2<')7 

Coflin. ("aro iT..". 

Caroline 74 

.Teremiah and family 157-lt>2 

Cole, Daniel and family" 74 

Eliza 1'74 

Collins, :Mary L. and family ]1'7 

Colson, David and family. . ! 103 

Colvin. Nannie L'31 

Connor. Charity and family 14l'-145 

.Simeon 145 

Converse, Constant and family. .KiD-K'.l 

Cook, Samuel M. and family". . .18-".-185 

Coombs, Eltenezer and family. .. 153-151) 

George L ." 120 

Harmon 151' 

Lidia 142 

Rhoda and family l(il-l(>2 

Samuel 152 

Corbett. Charlotte (i.s 

Horace, Esq., and family <>4-r)5 

Otis ". OS 

Cornish. Catherine A 145 

Elbridge G 145 

Helen T. and family 150 

Cotton, Isaac Oii 

Lois 05 

Martha .55 

Sarah 62 

Rev. Thomas 55 

Coulter, Al 01 

Susan 91 

Courtney. Elizabeth 84 

Peter 84 

Cousens, (Jeorge 131 

.Joshua L. and family 131 

Cox, Cyrus Bede "^ 03 

Isaac r>0, 03 

Maria Ella 80 

Crane, Oliver 241 

Phoebe Ann II 241 

Cranston, Bishop Earl 228-220 

Crawford, James 1.50 



Crebs, David 210 

John A 210 

Cromwell. Ashlev 120 

Bernard 120 

Crosby, Charles and familv 107-168 

Nathaniel 163 

Nathaniel D. and family 103 

Crosier, Catherine II .' 234 

Cummiugs. Birdie 1 74 

Cunningham. Edward 72 

Currier, Bertha V 210 

Rev. Charles Warren and fam- 
ily 218-219 

Edith H 210 

Helen J 210 

Gushing, Alonzo 69 

John 00 

Cushman, Rhoda Ann... 200 

Cutler, Reuben and family 58 

I>akin, George S 05 

Danks, Henrietta R 260 

Davis, David 72 

Capt. John 103 

Mary and family 16.3-166 

Stephen ,8 

William and family 68 

William E. and family 104 

Dawson. Albert 245 

Claude S 240 

Jesse and family 245 

Joseph 245 

Joseph Alva and family 240 

Martha E. and family 245 

Osia M 246 

Susannah 240 

Day. Henry H. and family 183 

Sarah E ." 185 

Denman, Ann 222 

Digg les, James K 132 

Samuel A 132 

Dill, Abigail H 271 

I )ixon, Mary J 83 

Dodson. Drusilla and family 171 

(Jeorge 171 

Dolpb. Anna S 110 

.lohn 110 

Donaldson. Christian 221 

Elvira Herrick 221 

Emily H 220 

Howard Gay 221 

Jessie 222 

Parker 222 

Thomas and family 220-222 

Donnell. Almon B. and family. .273-274 

Charles 72 

Nathaniel 153 

Douglas. Andrew S. and family. .. .104 
Duffett. Emma Stewart and family.. 263 

Duncan. Julia 91 

Dunnells. Fred T 70. 77 

Plarold Alfred 70 

Heibert Ernest 70 

Idella M 75 

Irving Clarence 76 

.Tohn Wesley and family 75-77 

Dunning. Claris.^a and family. . .202-20:; 

Dutch, Marshall H ' 00 

Dwinal, Aaron 0(t 

Luther and family 30 

Ruth 60 

Fames, Emma 05-67 

Horace Hayden 05 



288 



INDEX. 



Eaiiies. Ithamar Dollows 60 

Joshua ^i 

Lucy ("nrtis «' 

Capt. Nathaniel • .; "'-i 

Kai-lv. Etty and family ' K-t 

Eastman. Levi • !•_'-; 

Wilbur A. and family l->- 

Eckerman. Ceorge AV ; g-' 

Eddv. Ralph Lewis and family -rf-i 

Edgecombe. Aaron J4b 

Arthur ^. " 

James and family -^'5l;I 

Edson. Lena ;• ••:,• ■ V-o'-,:-- 

Edwards. (.eorue D. and family. .1 (6-lj^( 

John W. and family '-'*} 

Ellis. H. and family -<^j> 

Emery. Jacob -^ 

Endicott. Alice gJ 

Ennis. Elizabeth g-1 

Henrv •^■1 

Estes. Desire C'3- 86 

Everett. I'rof. Charles Carroll and 

family 5^ 

Fairbanks. Alexander --Jl 

Calvin, ancestry and descend- 
ants -•■50-252 

John Calvin and family 2.j2 

Lvdia and family 1*53 

Fairfield. Albert A ITo 

Bartson W. S. and family .. 173-174 

Charles It. and family 175 

Cyrus and family 173 

Evan B. and family 174 

Josiah. ancestry and descend- 
ants 172-180 

Lorenzo Dow and family — 173-174 
Rev. Oliver J. and family ... 175-1 76 

(ttho P 174 

Samuel R. and family 17.5-176 

W. (irant 175 

Farnum. Stephen 71 

Ferrin. David 147 

^lary Jane 147 

Fields, .Tames and family 179 

Finlev. Dr. (ieorge W. and family... 179 

Fletcher. Maud 130 

Walter 130 

Walter V. and family 130 

Warren 130 

Fogj?, fteorge W 273 

Foot, Elizabeth 84 

Foss. Charles and familv 267-268 

Found. J. E. and family 90 

Fox, Hannah Josephine 265 

Frank. Elizabeth M 184 

Eraser. Alfred and family 238 

Frazier. Louisa J. and family. .. l.'')9-l 60 

French. Harriet Newell 60 

Nathaniel 61 

--Freeman, Mrs. Abbie M 139 

Frisell. Kate 91 

Frost, Cora B 269 

Frve familv 9-15 

Adrian 9 

Elizal)elh 9 

Fuller. Raymond August 174 

Furbush. Everett W. and family .... 267 

( ;ibson. Eliza Jane 72 

(Jcorge 176 

• iilhurlev. Sai-a and familv 177 

(;illette. Frederick K 1221 

Given, Ella 71 



(Joldeu. Sarah 63 

(ioodin;:. Abraham 122 

Althea J 122 

(ioodwin. Charles W 170 

Sarah 126 

(iorman, Ceorge Albert and family.. 76 

Gowell. Hiram 271 

Wyman and family 144-14."i 

Craham. Eva 71 

(irant. r>aniel and family 68 

Green. Eleanor S 188 

Gertrude 274 

Gregory. Christine 232 

Idella 2.32 

Griffin. Ella 241 

Jesse R 241 

Grover. Ezekiel • -^ 85 

James and family S5-.88 

(irows. .Joseph Ross 74 

:Margaret Oaks 74 

Gullick. George H. and family 136 

James 1-^6 

Haines. Lyman 86 

Halev. Peletiah. ancestry and fam- 
ily L'61-264 

Susannah 7, 261-2(4 

Hall. Eliiah and family -16 

Hallidav. Frank Ho 

(lenealogv of family, appendix, 

280-281 

Ham. Abner 1 71 

Cha rles A 70-71 

Cornelius F. and family 71 

Daniel H 70 

Eva Jane "1 

Frank E. and family 71 

Hiram H 70 

James, Jr 70 

.Joel M 269 

John :!2, 70 

John C. and family 171 

Lena B 76 

Lucy G 71 

Marv Luella 71 

Rhoda 31 

Ruth A 71 

Walter C 71 

Hamilton. David S 121 

James Andrew 121 

Hamlin. Gen. Charles and family 

i'.j7-2.59 

Harmon. Hannah 61 

Littleton D 93 

Harris. Dr. James M. and family.. .. 205 

William A 273 

Harrison. Theophilus. ancestry and 

descendants 115-116 

Harsh. Ba rbara A 182 

Daniel 182 

Hart, Tillie Florence 236 

Hathaway. Meribah 63 

Hathorn. Alexander S 1-1 

Frederick G 129 

Luella 121 

Hayden. Emma S.j 

George 65 

John 65 

Capt. William 60 

Havford. Rose 62 

Ilavnes. David and family 122 

Dwinal 123 

James 123 



OC" 



3l^^'•' 



INDEX. 



289 



Hayues. I.yman 86 

Marv.' ancestry aud descend- 
ants 81-122 

Capt. Stephen S 122, 142 

Healey, Capt. Abraliam 63 

Carl Ernest and family 64 

David 63 

Hattie Alice 64 

Joseph 6.5 

Virgil Theron 64 

Helnzleman, .John 117 

Ondaletta 117 

Heltman, Charles 24 

Pamelia 241 

Herrick, Hon. Anson 203 

Anson 204 

Carleton Moses 203 

Carlton Tremper 208 

Hon. Ebenezer and family... 202-208 

Ell 186 

Henry and family 64-68 

Hugh Mulloy 206-208 

<ien. Jedediah and family .. .55-64 

.Tohn 202 

.Joseph 64 

Mary Goye 204-205 

Capt. Oliver and family 34-35 

Richard C. and family 208 

Samuel and family 193-202 

Herron. Joseph 228 

Lucy E 228 

Hlggins. Mary 18, 90 

Kobert 90 

Sally 75 

Sarah 72 

Hill. Dr. C. H 68 

Cyrus E. and family 120 

Ethel 6S 

Florence 68 

Dr. Henry M 120 

John Henry and family 120 

Joshua and family 60 

Hilton, Thomas J. and family 60 

Hinklev. Atkins L. and family. .132-133 

Mary r 12 

Mehitable 46 

I'hoebe 46 

Reliance 17 

Dea. Samuel 12-, 17 

Theophllus 43 

Thomas 46 

Hitch. Abbie C 194 

Annie Sherwin 236 

Arthur E 236 

( "hilcarra S 235 

James. Xarlbro O'Xeal 236 

Robert H. and family 234-237 

Susan Jane 235 

Thomas T 235 

William Shakespeare 234 

Hodge. Elizabeth, ancestry and de- 
scendants 164-165 

Hoenstine. Leah May 246 

Zeigler 246 

Hoffman. Mark and family 89 

Hogan. W. and family 143 

Holbert. Anna B ' 118 

Charles 118 

Holbrook, Isabella A. and family. .. .152 

John 72 

Capt. John and family 72-74 

John Quinoy A 72 



Holbrook. Samuel II 152 

Samuel S. and family 147 

HolcomI). John S3 

Mary Ann 82 

flood. Elisha 136 

John H. A. and family 136-13T 

Hooker. Walter O. and family. . .169-170 

Horton, George 244 

Harriet M 244 

House. Mary J 268 

Houston, Charles M. and family 237 

.Tames W 237 

Leona Priscilla and family 238 

Martha Pepper 238 

Nancy Ann 237 

Nellie M 238 

Robert M. and family 237-238 

Thomas C. and family 237-238 

Walter A 237 

Howard. Addle 93 

Alonzo and family 93 

Hiram and family 93 

Josephine 93 

Louis and family 93 

Marcellus M. and family 93 

Nellie 71 

Rose Lee 93 

Thomas F. and family 93 

Hubler. John Henry and family 247 

Huckins. Frank 251 

Ruf us 251 

Humphreys, Rev. Evan W. and fam- 
ily 177-179 

Hunt. Charlie O 263 

Huston. Sarah S 90 

Hvde. Iluldah Crawford and family.. 271 

Inloes, Sophia 228 

Tvens. Emma E 182 

Jackson, John W 172 

Susannah 151 

Walter 172 

Jameson. Eliza and family 270 

Jeffries. Blair and family 173 

Tabitha and family 173-174 

Jewell, , 55, 68, 150 

Annie 150 

Lydia 151-153 

Johnson. Frederick W. and family. ..116 

Israel 68 

Jones, Alexander B 92 

Mrs. Annie Elizabeth (Heard).. 114 

Betsy J. and family 269 

Elston A. and family 63 

Rev. Josiah Havden 57 

Jordan. Robert 148 

Rosannah 62 

William M 257 

Junkins, Daniel 9 

Capt. John 8 

(•live 8 

I'hilip 10, 11 

Sarah 9 

Keith, Clara E 142 

Kell. Bertha 120 

Kellett. Bstelle 143 

Kelley, Annie J 267 

Kendrick. Frank S 14.> 

Kenyon. Martha Ann 208 

Kidder. Camilius and family 59-60 

King, D. Webster and family. .. 249-250 

Klemme. Nellie R .' 228 

Knight, Henry E. and family 207 



290 



INDEX. 



Knight, Lendall E 271 

Kohler. Anrliew and family 1<>1 

Lacey, John •. •■• ■• '-^2 

Thomas .Teffcrson and family — Joo 
I.akin. Sarah Maria 21.4 

William P -'24 

JLane. Eliza Davis oS 

Mary Ann -^2 

Larrabee. Hannah |-<i' 

Lawrence. (Jeorge X. and family — 1(0 

Lee, Cushman ^2 

Leeds. Moses 17-3 

Lemont. Charles W 1-8 

Lewis. George, ancestry and family 

129-132 

Nathaniel 9 

Rav T 130-131 

Libby. Cora -'(IS 

Liecester. Sir Peter "-40 

Lindley, Edward P. and family 114 

Linscott. Abijah 148 

Albert J. and family 14S 

Jeremiah 8 

Littlefield, Abner 7 

Isaac 15 

.Jonathan 14 

Lockridge. Andrew Ij 116 

Long, Charles L. and family 130 

Longley. ti^orge E. and family 274 

Lovering. John 6 

Mary _6 

Lunt. Jndah 158 

Mary 158 

Machan, Dr. George S. and family... 41 
Maddox, Elizabeth 13 

•Tohn 13 

Mallett. John 27 

Samuel T 27 

Mariner. KHviabeth and family 139 

Giistavus 141 

John 139 

John and family 14G 

Unite and family 147-148 

William B 141 

Mark. John A 244 

Milton Ashley 243 

Marshall. Rev. Charles K. and 
family 20.5 

Harry Sandford 234 

Marston, Martha R 61 ' 

Maxwell. Elsie ^L and family 171 

Maynard, Anne May 59 

Hon. Horace 60 

Mavo. Albert A 58 

McCall. 194 

McCuUough. Samuel and family 204 

McDonald, Sarah Emeline 227 

McGiff. Francis B. and family 182 

McCiohan, Augustus E 185 

INIcIntosh. Ann 70 

("apt. John 70 

McKenney, Susan 70 

McManus. Priscilla 249 

Robert 249 

!\IcMurchy. William and familv. .181-182 

William C 184 

McNair, Archibald and family .. .204-20.5 
Merrill. Isaac Cotton and family 65 

John .' 0.5 

:Melcnlf, :Mary 126 

Middletoii. Joseph P. 240 

Walter (iuy 239 



Middleton. William H 2.'^9 

Miller. Alexander 91 

Isaac Rudolph 223 

Miranda J 91 

Jlinnick. Jessie Elizabeth and family. 178 

;Mooers, Althea A 76 

Moore. Clara G 268 

Ella 177 

Jonathan 113 

Moreton. Susannah 239 

Moselev. Orlando 1'. and family 145 

Phineas T 145 

William and family 142 

Moulton, Marietta 61 

Mower, Calvin and family 272-274 

Mulloy. Abigail 193 

Alvah Milton 240 

Catherine 193 

Charles Moreton 24(> 

Charles William 244 

David and family. .192-193, 239-240 

Edwin M. and family 243 

Elizabeth Priscilla and family 

245-247 

Elvira Herrick and family 246 

Frank and family 240 

Hugh 156, 240 

Hugh, ancestry and descend- 
ants 1 90-249 

Hugh C 244 

Isaac and family 237 

James 202 

James Guston and family. .243-244 
John Rogers and family. 

240-243, 244 

Lettie Kate 241 

Lifla I.uella 241 

Martha 230-238 

Moreton 240-241 

Xannie 24.3-244 

Priscilla 208-230 

Susan Elizabeth 244 

Susannah and family 241-242 

Thomas 234-237 

Thomas Benton 240 

William and family 241 

William T 241 

Murray, Jane 260 

Capt. William 260 

Mustard. Capt. Charles 262 

Mary and family 252-255 

Myers. George Lawrence and family. 236 
Xason. Prof. Arthur Huntington.... 69 

Charles Henry 69 

Edwin Francis 70 

Joseph Frost, ancestry and 

descendants 69 

Xeedham, Earle II 177 

Harrv E 177 

Nelson, Lot P. and family 262 

Nevers, Dr. .John 10 

Xewell. Fannie D 274 

Xichols. Edna True 229 

George B 229 

Marv Childs 58 

Xorris. John 243 

Dr. Lewis E 57 

Marv Eliza 243 

Xorthcutt, Minnie A 237 

Uriah 237 

Oatley. Fannie M 236 

Luther 237 



INDEX. 



291 



Ogden, George and family 2u6 

Page, Abigail 14 

Col. David 14 

Paine, Elmer B. and family 178 

Parker, Anna M 223 

Barklev 229 

Dr. Charles ( 'oleman 223-226 

Charles Lucius 227 

Charlotte Frances 218 

Rev. Daniel and family 213-230 

Daniel Mason 227 

Daniel Mulloy 228 

Eben Armstrong 229 

Eva 220 

Frederick Donaldson 222 

Dr. James Kennedv 220 

.John 267-268 

Josephine 215 

Lucie M 228-229 

Mary Priscilla 229 

Mason D 228 

Mason Doane 228 

Mattle M 229 

Sarah Belle 229 

Susanna EvjTrts 220-222 

Wilhelmina >I 223 

Dr. William Tell 222 

Parker Genealogy, appendix 27.5-279 

Parri.sh, Alice E 247 

Alonzo 246 

Maud Leona 247 

Musetta Iduma and family .246-247 

Raymond Hugh 247 

Parsons, Martin 90 

Patton, Catherine Fulton 249 

George F 249 

Paul, Alice L 1.51 

Pease. Capt. Martin 173 

Mary and family 173 

Pendleton. Rev. A. B 250 

Charles A 250 

Theodosia 250 

Pennell. Hannah 262 

Stephen 262 

Thomas 262 

Perkins, Daniel 7 

Lydia 14 

Philbrook, Abigail 13, 55, 149-189 

I'hillips, Alonzo and family 88 

Amos and family 90 

Daniel T. and family 88 

David 88 

Guy F 92 

Harris W 92 

Jerome and family 91 

Mary Elizabeth 92 

Mary F 88 

Matabell 92 

Nellie 1' 92 

Sarah Haseltiue 219 

Samuel and family 88-94 

Wylie PI. and family 92 

Pinkham, II. E 263 

Plunkett, Rollin A. and ancestry 176 

Podtield. W. R 118 

Porter. George E 138 

Nathaniel C 138 

Rufus King 167 

Potter. James and family 127 

Jesse 127 

Pratt, Levi H. and family 147 

Preble, Joslah H. and family 38 



Preble, Mehitable and family. .. 120-135 

Preston, I'enicy 11!> 

Pribble, John M. and family 23S 

I'rince. George .7 271 

Pritchard, Frances E. and family. .. 223: 

I'urdin, C. W. and family .".... 8S 

Purington. Abel 123-12-t 

Abizer, ancestry and descend- 
ants 123-124 

Abner 124 

Betsy 125 

Cornelius 125 

Daniel T 125 

Elisha 123 

Emma 124 

Esther 124 

Fanny D 124 

Humphrey 75-78 

Mary Etta 75 

Miles S 75 

Sarah Abbie 75 

Simeon 7.5 

Purinton, Abial 2T 

Ann Emery 3!> 

Daniel T. and family 14T 

Dea. Humphrey 2T 

Priscilla 32, 3.? 

Sarah E. and family 257-260 

Woodbury Bryand and family, 

249-250 

Putnam, Israel 256 

Octavia 256 

Quick, Susan 137 

Randall, Archella II 157 

Daniel F. and family 161 

David F. and family 160-161 

Eliza 62 

Capt. George B 15T 

Capt. George W 15T 

Martha 62^ 

William 62: 

Read, Rev. Andrew and family 220' 

Redmond, Nora r» 235 

Reed, Mary and family 162: 

Rettinghouse, Charles A 91 

Elsa 136; 

Isaac 90 

.John and family 13T 

Zadie 136 

Richard, Marguerite 136 

Richardson, Aaron 49i 

Abijab, ancestry and descend- 
ants 47-54 

Almira 50 

Ambrose 50 

Amos and family 48: 

Atwell 5;i 

Augustine 48; 

Celia A 49- 

Clarissa 50 

Columbus , . 48; 

Correctus 49' 

David 48. 

Dora A 53 

Edith M 54 

Edward P 5a 

Emily 50 

Emma and family 46 

Emma T 45 

Eunice 50 

Eunice C 50 

Frederick S 5S 



292 



INDEX. 



Richardson, George C •'>^ 

Guy Carlton 5" 

Hannah Smith 51 

Harriet •''*> 

Henry CoomI)S 49 

Hester Ann R 52-53 

Jedediah -18 

Jennie 48 

Jesse and family 48-49 

John 2P.0 

Kirkwood 49 

Laura 49 

T.ois 49 

l.vman 48 

Martha 49 

Marv Baker 48 

Marv P 53 

Max F 49 

Nancy Ann 49 

Orrin 5(i 

Patty 48 

Phineas 51. 52 

Prince W 49 

Prudence Ma y 52 

Rachel 54 

Robert 50 

PiOlla T 54 

■.Sallv 48 

Sarah 260 

Sarah Maria 52 

Sarah S 48 

AVeslPv 48 

"William B 54 

"William H 54 

"^Vllliam M 49 

Pa elver. Elizabeth 46. 48 

Hidley. Capt. Isaac N. and family. . .152 

Ring.' Benjamin 211-212 

Roach, Katie 93 

Roberts. Emma Jane 269 

Sarah Hannah 85, 87 

Robinson. Caleb C 49 

Charles 168 

Daniel 49 

Hannah 49 

Levi and family 49-50 

Lorenzo 49 

Margaret 50 

Mary 49 

Mary and family 175-176 

Mattie 49 

Nahum ~^0 

Sarah Ann 50 

Seth 49 

Wealthy 2.56 

Rogers. Joiin 239 

Susannah 239 

Rose, Walter E 268-269 

Rounds. Lydia 61 

Rush. Daniel 237 

Margaret Elizabeth 237 

Sawyer, John and family 47 

Louise 2.">9 

Pauline B 274 

Saunders. (Jeorge W. and family 89 

Harriet Ann ' i.'5 

William 2.51 

Schnl>ert, George H. and family 238 

Scott. Ht'nry and family " 148 

SeykfM-a. Edward J. and family . .242-L'43 

ShaniKvn. Kitty Ann '. 154 

Shaii.\ Walter." 232 



Sharp. William A. and family 

Shearer, Walter S 

Sheldon, Sadie 

Sherwin, Abigail Charlotte and fam 
ily 234- 

Hugh E. and family 

James L. C. and family.. . .230- 

Nancv Thompson and family 

232- 

Susan P. and family 237- 

William Bacon and family.. 230- 

William T 

Schrinkel. Benner F. and family 

Simmons, Mary H 

Sinnett. George W. and family 

William Henry and family 

Skolfleld. Jacob 

William S 

Small. ^laj. A. H. and family 

Granville M 

Mander 

Sarah H 

Smith. Alphonso W. and family.... 

Clara A. and family 

Cora L 

Darling and family 

Enos and family 172- 

Hannah 7, 14, 45, 150, 

Isaac 231-: 

John P. and family 

Marv 

Martha C 

Melville and family 

Snow. Harriet 

Rebecca -. 

Samuel 

South, Thomas W 

Spencer. Isabel and family 

Spitz, Conrad 

Mary Katherine 

Sproull, " Annie Matilda Stag and 
family 

John J 

Stackpole, Rev. Dr. E. S.. 5. 6. 13. 45, 

James 

Stafford, Ann 

Stanley, Laura 

Staples, Eleanor M 

Stetson, Reuben H. and family 

Stevens, Herbert A 

Levi W. and family 

Stewart. Richard 

Sticknev. Alan Kent 

David H 

Stinson, David 

Sarah Dow 

Stockin, Abner C. and family. .. 188- 

Annie 

Arthur and family 

Edwin and family 188 

Storv. Julian W 

William W 

Stover, Fidelia 

Stowers. Elizal^eth 

Stuntz, Conrad 

George O. and family 

Capt. John 

Lucius Dow 

Lucius D.. Jr 

Snllivan. Eleanor 

Malvina Fitzlan and family .234- 
Swett. Nancy Parker 



119 

90 

232 

237 
238 
232 



234 

238 

239 

234 

84 

236 

1.53 

1.52 

1.33 

133 

73 

86 

87 

270 

123 

180 

121 

90 

173 

171 

232 

231 

14 

86 

140 

271 

42 

42 

16,8 

83 
83 

40 

40 

, 69 

12 

68 

70 

8 

57 

68 

141 

235 

220 

219 

1.34 

134 

189 

189 

189 

189 

66 

66 

263 

14 

82 

S3 

82 

82 

83 

266 

235 

!52 



INDEX. 



293 



Swett, Hon. Woodbury 252 

Sylvester, Abigail 62 

Boynton 62 

Elizabeth 62 

William . 62 

Taber. Oustaviis 60 

Matilda C 60 

Taggart, Benjamin D 122 

Kate Mary 122 

Tallman, Edgar I. and family.. .207-208 

Tate. D. M 88 

Martha 88-00 

Patten and family 128 

Tebbetts, I.saac and family 35-37 

Paul C. and family 42 

Samuel 153 

William 250 

Tedford, .Jonathan E 145 

Terrell. Arthur D 84 

Edward A 84 

Edward D 84 

Hannah A 84 

James Earle 84 

James Jeremiah 84 

Jeremiah 83 

Martha Jane 84 

Mary Elizabeth 83 

William Ennis 84 

Thomas, J. F 74 

Thorne, John 127 

.John F 127 

Tichnor, Walter E. and family 133 

Totman, Lorenzo and family 27n 

Townsend, Carrie L ." 131 

James 131 

Tremper, Louisa M 207 

Troynham, Rebecca F 237 

Tru?tt. John D. and family 116 

Trufant, Addle G 152 

Albert T 152 

William 151 

Truman, Violet 227 

Turner, Ezekiel E. and family. .181-183 

Hon. L. D 04 

Truslow, John and family 50 

Tyler, Melissa 61 

Ullen, Maj. Benjamin L 50 

Mary Ellen 185 

Ulrey, Malinda 1S4 

Olive 185 

Samuel 185 

Varner, Abraham S3 

Mary J 83 

Varney, Linwood E. and family. .159-160 

Vavra. Adolph 245 

Lucile 245 

Tickers, G. B. and family SO 

Vinal, Ellen L 130 

Harry A 130 

Visonhaler, Jacob 114 

Mary 114 

Wakefield, Julia and family 140 

Walker, Anna \ 7 

Caroline 250 

Caroline Sears 240 

Catherine P 249 

Elizabeth J. and family.. . .249-250 

Cieorgianna 240 

Lucinda and family 172 

Rey. Obed B " 172 

Maj. Nathaniel 248-250 

Sylvia 74 



Walker, Wilder P 240 

Ward. Cora S 242 

Luke 242 

Warden, Edward and family 240 

Watson, Lydia Florence and family.. 151 

Robert 151 

Watt. Anna C 242-243 

Way, Benjamin F 141 

Nancy M 141 

Weed. Daniel and family 18 

Welch, Daniel 60 

Edward and descendants. .. .16.3-168 

Mary 8 

Mary Thompson 69 

Samuel 69 

Wells, Amos R. and family 204-2(i5 

John B 245 

John Levi and family 245 

Wentworth, :\Iaj. Jesse and family. . 58 

Weymouth, Daniel 31, 65 

Eva J 65 

Francis Purington 65 

Wheeler, Hiram and family 168-171 

Sylva J 86 

Whitcomb. Frank J. and family 251 

Henrv F 251 

White, Harold J 233 

Henry 233 

.Tohn 5 

Nellie Maud 233 

Whitmore. Francis 128 

Martha Elizal)eth 128 

Whitney, Jane Hunter 30 

.Joseph and family 271 

Mai. Warren L 62 

Wible. Olive and family 180 

Wildes. Lydia 248 

Wilcox, Helen E 143 

.John W 143 

Wildman, Albert E. and family 120 

George 120 

Willard. Randilla 52 

Williams, Ethel 61 

Wilson, Abizer C 140 

Frances A 76 

George L 263 

Horace G 76 

Col. John and family 250 

John 27 

Mary 27 

Samuel Alva 229 

Wingate, Alice May 91 

Stanley J 01 

Wise, William 28 

Wood, Alonzo and family 182-183 

Henry Ellis and family 133 

James S 133 

Mary 203 

Woodward, Eben 140 

Gilbert and family 140 

Rachel and family 138 

Rev. Samuel 138 

Samuel and family 147 

Wooster, Hannah.... 54. 78, 81, 122, 123 

125. 135, 137. 142, 146, 147 

Wright, Benjamin F. and family... 160 

Harold B. and family 169 

James E 160-170 

Linwood P. and family 160-170 

Wyer, Jane E. and family 264-270 

Youngmau. David T. and family 173 



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